HCA Houston Healthcare Kingwood is proud to be the first HCA hospital in Texas to use two new lifesaving devices to assist in the treatment of aneurysm. In one procedure, Dr. Mohammed Ezzeldin utilized the first radial approach device designed for neurovascular procedures, allowing for easier, less invasive access for neuro intervention cases. The radial access guide catheter is the first catheter that has been specifically designed for neuro interventions using the radial artery pathway in the wrist. This is a first-of-its-kind device that optimizes transition zones for the required navigability and support that is unique to the radial trajectory when compared to the femoral approach.
The second procedure is a stent replacement used for wide neck aneurysm therapy which removes the need for an implant. The implant requires the patient takes potent anticoagulant therapies post-procedure.
These technologies allow for easier, less invasive access for neuro intervention cases, reduce bleed risk for patients and allow for easier access than using the groin site. They are particularly impactful because they reduce length of stay and remove the need for antiplatelet therapy as opposed to the older treatment method of stent assisted coiling.