Kingston Health Sciences Centre offers new life-saving stroke treatment

Teams can remove blood clot from brain of a patient suffering severe stroke

Kingston, ON – October 10, 2017 – A new stroke treatment is now available 24/7 at Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) and it’s already proving to be a game changer for some patients. KHSC has become one of a small number of hospitals in Ontario that is now able to offer this procedure, opening the door to treatment for the 500,000 people living in KHSC’s catchment area.

The procedure is called an Endovascular Thrombectomy (EVT) and to qualify for it, the patient must be experiencing a severe stroke that is caused by a large clot near the base of the brain. During the procedure a multidisciplinary team of experts work together to delicately remove that clot.  Read More