Reaching deep into the brain to treat strokes

Neurointerventional radiologist Dr. Josser Delgado, Star Tribune photo

[Star Tribune, June 25, 2017] Terri Hopp, 63, of Litchfield, is one of the people who feels she has benefited.

Earlier this month, Dr. Josser Delgado repaired Hopp’s non-ruptured aneurysm at Abbott Northwestern by placing four metal coils inside the 5-millimeter balloon of weakened tissue on the left side of Hopp’s internal carotid artery terminus, a major vessel in the brain.

Over time, the metal coils will allow Hopp’s body to form scar tissue that seals up the bulging aneurysm, greatly reducing the risk that it will burst and suddenly kill her one day.


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