For some patients with atrial fibrillation, the WATCHMAN device can be used to prevent stroke.
It's vital that everyone be able to recognize the symptoms of a stroke such as a facial droop, arm weakness, vision or speech difficulties. Dr. Ali Krisht says if a stroke patient seeks treatment immediately, there will be more treatment options and possibly better outcomes.
One of the most common types of stroke is caused by a clot that prevents blood from reaching a part of the brain. Dr. Ali Krisht explains how these strokes are treated at CHI St. Vincent.
When someone suffers a stroke, the team at CHI St. Vincent Arkansas Neuroscience Institute has several treatments that may be able to reverse the effects if they’re administered within the first few hours after symptoms began.
Dr. Ali Krisht, Neurosurgery, says it's important to know the signs of a stroke so that you can react immediately.