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Thrombectomy Center opens in St. Peters

Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital has opened its Thrombectomy-Capable Stroke Center, a first in our region.

Staff and neurosurgeons gather to celebrate the opening of the new Thrombectomy-Capable Stroke Center at Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital.

Washington University neurosurgeons and colleagues in neurology and neuroradiology are prepared, with the latest technology, to offer emergent endovascular treatment of ischemic stroke at this conveniently located community-based center.

The facility has an on-call neurovascular and neuro-interventional team that is able to provide 24/7 care to acute ischemic stroke and can monitor for complications of mechanical thrombectomy in a dedicated neurological Intensive Care Unit.

Thrombectomy-capable stroke care is a designation of excellence in the care of stroke patients determined by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association (AHA/ASA) and The Joint Commission (TJC).