“They did a scan and found I had five blood clots in my brain,” Katrina said. “Dr. Moussavi was so comforting and helped my mom understand exactly what was going on and what needed to happen.”
Dr. Moussavi said there was a huge clot blocking Katrina’s carotid artery and three critical pathways that feed blood to the brain. He used a catheter-based approach to remove that clot, as well as the five others. He said he is grateful that Katrina’s mother was there to advocate for her daughter and get her the care she needed.
“It’s important for people to increase and improve their knowledge about stroke symptoms because time is critical to a patient’s outcomes,” Dr. Moussavi said. “Thanks to Katrina’s mother knowing the signs, we were able to act in time. And within two to three days after the procedure, she was almost back to normal.”