Minimally Invasive Treatment for Brain Aneurysms
Hartford Hospital Introduces The First Fully-Integrated
3D Biplane Angiographic Lab in Connecticut
First Webcast: October 21, 6:00 pm EDT (22:00 UTC)
Hartford, CT – Hartford Hospital
has introduced a revolutionary angiographic biplane lab enhancing
performance of minimally invasive treatments for those suffering from
brain aneurysms. Connecticut’s first Fully-Integrated 3D
Biplane Angiographic Lab, was the focus of an Internet webcast
first seen on Tuesday, October 21, from Hartford Hospital in Hartford,
Viewers of the webcast archive have
the rare opportunity to observe how this sophisticated X-ray unit,
the Artis Biplane
Angiographic System presents
physicians with a three-dimensional view of blood vessels in the brain.
This new technology allows highly skilled physicians in endovascular
neurosurgery to better visualize and access diseased blood vessels
of the brain facilitating and enabling repair of aneurysms, correcting
vessel blockages, and perform other therapeutic procedures. These advances
will prove beneficial to patients of stroke, as well as victims of
arterial malformations or other vascular aneurysms.
Under the direction and leadership of Gary Spiegel, MD, director of
Endovascular NeuroIntervention and co-medical director of the Stroke
Center, these minimally invasive procedures can often replace conventional
neurosurgical clipping of brain aneurysms. These revolutionary procedures
are performed via a catheter threaded from the groin up into the aneurysmal
sac, rather than by the traditional surgical approach that requires
opening the skull and pushing away portions of the brain in order to
access the aneurysm. Once in the aneurysm, the fine coated platinum
coils are placed in its sac. This effectively eliminates blood flow
through the weak aneurysmal sac, protecting the patient from a life-threatening
Approximately 2 million Americans have
brain aneurysms, and about 1 out of 6 have more than one. Hartford
Hospital’s new biplane lab
with its state-of-the-art vessel visualization, advanced coiling procedures,
along with the most active program of cerebral revascularisation procedures
for acute ischemic stroke represent the most comprehensive care for
brain vessel aneurysms in Connecticut.
The webcast uses Realplayer
to display both video and synchronized slides in side by side windows.
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a free copy of the player here.
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