Patients with certain cardiac conditions who are taking anticoagulation medications face the dilemma of being taken off anticoagulants before undergoing any surgery to avoid bleeding and serious complications. From the few days before and after surgery that this type of patient is not taking anticoagulants, there becomes a serious risk of suffering a stroke.
One out of every 200 patients who have stopped taking anticoagulants in order to have surgery will have a stroke. Holy Cross Hospital is a Comprehensive Stroke Center and has the technology, experience and expertise to help prevent dramatic loss of functions due to stroke. Holy Cross has a Stroke Team and an internationally-acclaimed Interventional Neuroradiologist (Laszlo Miskolczi, MD) on-call 24/7 ready to diagnose and treat strokes in case such a complication arises during your care.
In this video, you will hear from one of our stroke patients regarding the treatment he received from Dr. Miskolczi. For more information about Holy Cross Hospital’s Comprehensive Stroke Center, contact Dr. Miskolczi at 954-492-5780 or visit http://neurology.holy-cross.com/comprehensive-stroke-center.