Find out how The Medical Center of Plano is using the Solitaire device to remove dangerous clots in the brain
Did you know that The Medical Center of Plano is the 4th hospital in the country to use a new lifesaving clot retrieval technology called Solitaire? In fact, it was only approved by the FDA in April and yet TMCP is already using it to prevent strokes from causing debilitating damage or even death.
What is a Solitaire™ FR Revascularization Device?
This new technology treats a stroke patient in three ways. It can:
- Restore blood flow. This device can slip into the affected blood vessel and provide radial force to open and restore blood flow to the area. It is designed to be administered quickly, when every minute counts.
- Carry out multiple mechanisms of action and medical therapy. This means the vessel can by stabilized or temporarily bypassed for further treatment, including clot retrieval.
- Increase success rates of clot retrieval. There is an increased likelihood that the clot will be retrieved using this device.
How has Solitaire worked at The Medical Center of Plano?
We have already used this technology to treat ischemic stroke patients with a high risk of brain damage. This new device has been inserted into patients' arteries, opened to grab any dangerous clots, collapsed around the clots and then entirely removed. As a result, blood flow was restored and patients have recovered with movement in every extremity. We are thrilled with the results so far and look forward to many successful outcomes for future stroke patients who come to The Medical Center of Plano.
Would you like to learn more about the stroke services offered at The Medical Center of Plano? Please visit us online or call 1-855-665-TMCP for a physician referral.