Tour of the Neuro Lab
Neuro Endovascular Lab Virtual Tour
Dr. Harish Shownkeen, Medical Director of the Neuro Interventional Surgery Program at Silver Cross, hosts a virtual tour of the Neuro Endovasular Lab at Silver Cross Hospital in New Lenox, Illinois.
Silver Cross Hospital's latest addition is a biplane angiography system to diagnose and treat strokes and other neurological diseases. "This equipment allows specialists to extend the treatment window up to eight hours to stop a stroke and even reverse its effect," said Dr. Shownkeen. "Using this new technology, endovascular and surgical procedures can be performed more quickly and with an even greater level of safety for patients by cutting the normal procedure length and radiation exposure in half."
Each year, nearly 800,000 Americans suffer a new or recurrent stroke. That means on average, a stroke occurs every 40 seconds. You or a loved may be experiencing a
stroke if one or more of the following symptoms occur suddenly:
• Numbness or weakness of face, arm or leg—especially
on one side of the body;
• Confusion, trouble speaking or understanding;
• Trouble seeing in one or both eyes;
• Trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination; or
• Severe headache with no known cause.
Call 9-1-1 immediately. Time is brain, so it's critically important that treatment be started fast. But knowing who to turn to for help and recovery can be just as critical. Fortunately, you now have access to an outstanding team of neuroscience experts nearby. The Silver Cross Neuroscience Institute features a team of some of the most experienced specialists in the Chicago area, offering the full continuum of care that includes preventing strokes, halting them in their path, and providing the necessary rehabilitation to get stroke victims back on their feet and back to their lives.
For a Free Stroke Awareness Kit, call 1-888-660-HEAL (4325) or visit www.silvercross.org.