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UMMS guests will appear every other week in a special "Your Health" segment on MPT's program "Direct Connection," airing live Monday nights at 7:30 p.m.
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March 2, 2105
Advances in Stroke Treatment
Each year, approximately 795,000 people in the United States have a stroke. About 87 percent of all strokes are ischemic strokes, which occur when a blood vessel to the brain becomes blocked. The standard treatment for an ischemic stroke is a clot-busting drug, but endovascular therapy – when a clot is removed or treated directly using a catheter guided to its exact location – is showing promise. Recent studies suggest that endovascular therapy is safe, effective and improves outcomes.
In this interview, University of Maryland interventional neuroradiologist Dr. Timothy Miller will discuss how he uses endovascular therapy to treat stroke patients.
Do you have a question about stroke treatments? Send us your question via Twitter @MPTNews #yourhealth. Then watch Direct Connection on March 2, 2015, at 7:30 p.m. to see if we use your question on the show.
Timothy R. Miller, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Diagnostic Radiology and Nuclear Medicine
University of Maryland School of Medicine
University of Maryland Medical Center
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This page was last updated: February 24, 2015