Cold and Flu Season Can Be a Monster

Flu & Cold Season Can Be A Monster

Help us protect our patients, families and staff from RSV and the flu by following these visitation restrictions currently in effect.

  • No visitors under the age of 12 are allowed in patient care areas.
  • Please do not visit patients if you are experiencing fever, vomiting, diarrhea or cold or flu-like symptoms.

Technology to Remove Clots

Technology to Stop Stroke

Intra-arterial mechanical thrombectomy is a minimally invasive procedure that, when performed in conjunction with t-PA administration, can stop a stroke in its tracks.

How It Works

A neurosurgeon at WakeMed uses new generation, catheter-based technology called stent retrievers to capture the clot and pull it out of the artery (large vessel, carotid, etc.) immediately restoring blood flow to the brain.

The procedure is used in conjunction with t-PA administration to maximize patient outcomes.This means minimizing or completely eliminating long-term side effects of stroke, such as speech, dexterity and mobility issues.