ASA hospital perpectives

Professional workshop on the model of establishing emergency neuroradiology and stroke center

As part of our plans to establish and develop ASA Hospital, bh. doctors from various parts of the world actively participate and help establish procedures in the hospital, the lack of which is why our patients travel for treatments outside of B&H.

Aware that it is imperative to ensure the engagement of top medical professionals and wanting to be a place of knowledge and continuous education, presently we are achieveing cooperation with Dr. Adisa Kuršumović, head of the Interventional Neurovascular Center of the Schwarzwald-Baar Villingen-Schwenningen Clinic. Dr. Kuršumović, in her professional and academic commitment, is a specialist in general medicine, neurosurgery, intensive medicine, radiology, but also neuroradiology with many years of experience in these fields and is an outstanding professor at Furtwangen University.

In this sense, Dr. Kuršumović held an expert workshop with the Asa hospital’s design team in Sarajevo today, where we had the opportunity to hear more about the model of the department for intervention neuroradiology in Germany as well as the trends and perspectives of this very dynamic intervention discipline.

Below, Dr. Kuršumović explained briefly what it is about when it comes to the treatments she performs, which in the most humane way treat and help patients affected by stroke:

“A large number of patients who have a stroke remain disabled all their lives. Since 2015, we have known that there are forms of stroke that can be treated very efficiently and successfully with endovascular procedures of the so-called mechanical thrombectomy. It’s about extracting a thrombus that led to a blockage of blood judgment in the brain. With the endovascular method we go most often through the inguinal artery through the arterial system with catheters and relatively quickly and as soon as possible we open this clogged blood vessel so that patients can in the best conditions to be completely cured of this disease. So, we are talking about patients who are in a very severe, often comatose state, brought to the hospital, and after the procedure that lasts about 20 minutes, half an hour most often, they get up from the angio suite as if nothing has ever happened to them and have no consequences of a stroke and which is an extraordinary thing, not only for the patient but also for us doctors who deal with it because we see the effectiveness of our treatment very quickly. Last week I had the case of a 39-year-old patient who was transferred from another hospital to us to have this particular treatment done, and I was able to do a thrombectomy in two minutes, so in two minutes I opened a blood vessel for a woman who had really severe symptoms after a stroke, and after this procedure she woke up and had no symptoms.”

We in the ASA Hospital project work hard to bring these treatments to B&H and continue to create