Monthly Archives August 2017

First in Southern Louisiana to Perform New Stroke Prevention Procedure

Baton Rouge, La. – Last week, a patient at Baton Rouge General was among the first in the country to benefit from a new stroke prevention procedure. Dr. Vince Weaver, a vascular surgeon at Vascular Specialty Center, is the first physician in South Louisiana and the only physician in Baton Rouge to perform a new, minimally invasive procedure that reverses the blood flow through the brain to divert blood clots and plaque away from the brain to prevent blockage and stroke. “Strokes can be tragic and life-altering, and I’m thrilled to be able to offer such an important new option
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Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Symptoms Before Rupture

The body’s main supplier of blood, the aorta, runs from your heart through the center of your chest and abdomen. It’s about the thickness of a garden hose. An abdominal aortic aneurysm is an enlarged area — often the result of a blood clot — in the lower part of the aorta. Should it rupture, an abdominal aortic aneurysm can cause life-threatening bleeding.  How can you recognize abdominal aortic aneurysm symptoms? These aneurysms can be difficult to detect, because they can grow slowly and without symptoms. Some aneurysms will never rupture. Many start small and even after expanding over time,
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