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Stroke kills almost 130,000 Americans each year.

Stroke kills almost 130,000 Americans each year.
It is a leading cause of death and long-term
disability in the U.S.

When I realized how many people were involved in saving my life I felt a lot of humility. My gratitude was ongoing. And I regard it almost as a miracle.

MARY SMITH, STROKE SURVIVOR
Every 4 minutes someone dies from stroke in the US.
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DR. MICHAEL ALEXANDER
LOS ANGELES, CA

What if we had a more effective way to treat stroke patients, and ultimately save lives? We do.

Why Neuroendovascular Surgery?

Why Neuroendovascular Stroke Surgery?

Speed Matters

Nearly 2 million brain cells die every minute a stroke goes untreated. For the best possible outcome, a stroke victim needs to receive stroke surgery within six hours.

Proven Outcomes

Patients who receive stroke surgery increase their life expectancy by five years more than patients who do not receive this specialized treatment.

Trained Specialists

Neurointerventionalists are doctors who specialize in treating vascular diseases of the brain and spine, such as stroke and aneurysms, using minimally invasive approaches.

Reduced Costs

Stroke costs in the U.S. are currently estimated at between $36.5 billion and $65 billion. The minimally invasive nature of neuroendovascular stroke surgery helps get stroke victims back on their feet, living independently and working again.

Endovascular treatment is the most effective stroke treatment for patients with large vessel occlusion

Neuroendovascular stroke surgery is the most effective stroke treatment for patients with large vessel occlusion.

This breakthrough has the potential to improve the lives of the 15 million people who suffer strokes worldwide each year.

ED MCCAULEY, PHD, VICE PRESIDENT,UNIVERSITY OF CALGARY

The number of strokes that are ischemic, caused by a clot in the brain

The improved life expectancy of neuroendovascular stroke surgery patients who receive surgery versus those who do not

Neuroendovascular stroke surgery can reduce stroke mortality by half, meaning thousands more people can walk away from stroke if they get the right care

Despite endovascular treatment’s proven outcomes, few patients receive it.

Despite neuroendovascular surgery’s proven outcomes, few patients receive it.

This is the most significant and fundamental change in acute ischemic stroke treatment in the last 20 years. These results will impact stroke care around the world.

MICHAEL HILL, MD, PROFESSOR, UNIVERSITY OF CALGARY AND DIRECTOR,ALBERTA HEALTH SERVICES

of ischemic stroke patients receive endovascular treatment

If you had a stroke, wouldn’t you want
the best treatment available?

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Together, we can strengthen stroke systems of care so that patients nationwide have access to neuroendovascular stroke surgery and the best possible chance for recovery.

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