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Advanced Technology, Streamlined Process Dramatically Improve Thrombectomy Time and Outcome For Large Vessel Occlusion Stroke


An 85-year-old female with a high-risk vascular anatomy from diffuse fibromuscular dysplasia presents at Mount Sinai Queens with disabling neurological deficits from emergent large vessel occlusion ischemic stroke. She undergoes endovascular thrombectomy, and 48 hours later is discharged home without any residual neurological deficit or need for physical therapy.

Shahram Majidi, MD, Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery, Diagnostic, Molecular and Interventional Radiology, and Neurology, who led the surgery, narrates the patient case with tips for successful thrombectomy.

In 2021, the Mount Sinai Health System performed approximately 250 endovascular thrombectomies at its four thrombectomy-capable hospitals, which includes the Mount Sinai Queens Cerebrovascular Stroke Center, which opened in 2019 and was designed to provide the fastest and most efficient treatment for large vessel occlusion strokes.

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