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Timely care is critical when treating a stroke patient. When timely care is given, stroke patients have a chance to return to the lives they knew prior to their stroke. Read these stories about patients who were given that chance after being treated for a stroke at the University of Maryland Medical Center's Comprehensive Stroke Center.
Swift Response Saves 22-Year-Old Suffering Massive Stroke
UMMC's Comprehensive Stroke Center is one of the nation’s top places to treat the most complex stroke patients and one of the few institutions in the region that offers a mechanical thrombectomy - placing a thin catheter through the groin and into the brain to remove a clot.
Once this procedure is performed, the blood flow through the treated vessel is restored.
This story shows stroke emergency response in action.
At just 22, Jamie was visiting Baltimore when she suffered a massive stroke. She was conscious the entire time, but could not move or talk. She was brought to the University of Maryland Medical Center, where a team led by neurologist Dr. Seemant Chaturvedi and interventional neuroradiologist Dr. Gaurav Jindal performed a thrombectomy.
Amazingly, Jamie regained all movement and speech, and now is back to living her life as though stroke never happened.
Coworkers Respond Quickly to Stroke
Ann Kelly was sitting down for lunch with her coworkers at her Catonsville, Md., job when they noticed something was wrong: Ann's face was drooping and she was unable to speak.
Ann's coworkers quickly dialed 911, which led to her being transported to the University of Maryland's Comprehensive Stroke Center for surgery.
Read about the life-saving actions that were taken during Ann's stroke.