Stroke Thrombectomy Patient|
Early one morning, Beverly woke up and couldn’t move. She called for her husband, who quickly came to her side. As he helped her out of bed, she realized the whole left side of her body was numb. “I think I’m having a stroke,” she told him. He called 911.
After an ambulance and airlift from Grand Rapids, she arrived at St. Luke’s, where an advanced stroke team was ready to care for her. Dr. Morgan Althoen, Interventional Radiologist, performed endovascular thrombectomy, where the blood clot in the brain was removed through a catheter.
These days, Beverly is feeling really great. She is in physical therapy and continues to build back her strength.
“Dr. Althoen was my savior. Most people wouldn’t realize I’ve had a stroke.”- Beverly Talonen