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t-PA Volumes 

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Treatment to dissolve blood clots for victims of ischemic stroke called tissue plasminogen activator (t-PA).  This medication can be given in the first few hours from the start of stroke symptoms.  Treatment of ischemic stroke with t-PA can reduce the risk of permanent disability and improve stroke survival. In 2015, Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare treated more stroke victims with t-PA than any other primary stroke center in the world (MLH is a single ER system served by a single, centralized stroke team without telemedicine support).

Diagnostic Cerebral Angiography

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Cerebral angiography provides images of blood vessels in and around the brain, which allows detection and diagnosis of abnormalities such as blood clots (stroke), aneurysms, and arteriovenous malformations (AVM). Typically a catheter is inserted into a large artery (such as the femoral artery in the groin) and threaded through the circulatory system to the carotid artery, where a contrast agent is injected. A series of images are taken as the contrast agent spreads through the brain's arterial system. The objective of the exam is to define the site and extent of the arterial abnormality, allowing the physician to consider the best treatment options and discuss them with the patient and family. 

Ventriculostomy

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A ventriculostomy is a small catheter that is placed into the ventricles within the brain allowing cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) to drain, usually to relieve elevated intracranial pressure (ICP). A small drill hole is made in the skull to allow the introduction of the catheter through the brain and into the ventricle. It is then connected with tubing to a cerebrospinal fluid collection device so the amount of fluid coming out can be monitored. The collection device is also able to be connected to a monitor to allow the intracranial pressure to be closely monitored.

Neurology & Neurosurgery Locations

UT Methodist Physicians Neurology
UT Methodist Physicians Neurology

1325 Eastmoreland Avenue, Suite 370
Memphis, TN 38104

901-758-7888

UT Methodist Physicians Head & Neck Surgery - 7945 Wolf River Blvd
UT Methodist Physicians Head & Neck Surgery - 7945 Wolf River Blvd

7945 Wolf River Boulevard, Suite 220
Germantown, TN 38138

901-609-3570

UT Methodist Physicians Head & Neck Surgery - 1211 Union
UT Methodist Physicians Head & Neck Surgery - 1211 Union

1211 Union Avenue, Suite 300
Memphis, TN 38104

Methodist North Hospital
Methodist North Hospital

3960 New Covington Pike
Memphis, TN 38128

901-516-5200

Methodist University Hospital
Methodist University Hospital

1265 Union Ave.
Memphis, TN 38104

901-516-7000

Methodist South Hospital
Methodist South Hospital

1300 Wesley Dr.
Memphis, TN 38116

901-516-3700

Methodist Olive Branch Hospital
Methodist Olive Branch Hospital

4250 Bethel Rd.
Olive Branch, MS 38654

662-932-9000

Methodist Le Bonheur Germantown Hospital
Methodist Le Bonheur Germantown Hospital

7691 Poplar Ave.
Germantown, TN 38138

901-516-6000