Angela Garcia, came eleven days ago with a severe headache to the emergency of the Abel Gilbert Hospital, known as Guayaquil Hospital, where, after examined her, the doctors told her that she had a brain aneurysm (a rupture in the wall of an artery or vein that causes bleeding), however doctors gave her hope, and yesterday she had her surgery.
Carlos Soledispa, leader of the hemodynamics service of this House of health, explained that Angela was undergoing an operation that uses a procedure called cerebral embolization trough an endovascular route, which serves to prevent the bleeding from the artery or blood vessel, and reduce the risk of the vessel to open, with the placement of a coil (kind of metal mesh).
This area has been operational for two months in Guayaquil, and Angela was the eighth patient who has benefited from this free operation. In private clinics the procedure costs between $ 6000 and $20.000, depending on the complexity.
Likewise, the procedure of coronary artery embolization is being carried out for two months, an intervention that is performed in the arteries of the heart when a patient has an infarction (blockage of an artery by calcium and cholesterol).
If the patient has severe pain in the chest and does not go away, he must undergo surgery in the first six hours, because it can get complicated into a congestive heart failure and death, explained Soledispa, who added that these interventions are mostly emergency procedures.