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SPOTLIGHT: COMMUNITY HOSPITAL BY MARY FETSCH

Neuroendovascular

Excellence

Breakthrough stroke care arrives at Community Hospital

It was a mystery.
Patricia Fointno of
Merrillville couldn't understand why she suddenly fainted in
front of her class of first graders. The
elementary school music teacher only
remembers turning to go sit down. But
when she opened her eyes, she was on
the classroom floor surrounded by a
few co-workers, the school nurse and
the principal.
"My students were little angels," she
says. "They knew just what to do when
they saw me fall."
Fointno was quickly rushed to
Community Hospital in Munster, where
she spent the next few days undergoing
tests. "I was so frightened, expecting
the worst," she says. "I thought I'd had
a stroke."

Patricia Fointno meets
with Demetrius Lopes, MD,
during a follow-up visit.

A new view

Answers didn't come easily for Fointno.
Routine CTs and MRIs didn't reveal a
clear-cut cause for her condition. A neuroendovascular angiogram to view the
blood vessels in her brain would be necessary. Fortunately, Community Hospital
had both the doctor and the technologies to help find those answers.
Neurosurgeon Demetrius Lopes,
MD, medical director of the new
neuroendovascular program at
Community Hospital, scheduled Fointno

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for the hospital's first diagnostic cerebral angiogram in the hybrid operating
room. If a clot or blockage was found,
they could remove it then and there.
Fortunately, that wasn't necessary.
"We were able to get a clear picture
of what was happening with the vessels
in Patricia's brain," says Lopes. "We were

able to rule out a stroke, but could see
she had stenosis in several areas on the
left side. For now, we determined we
could treat it with medication and lifestyle changes."
The availability of such sophisticated
technology and expertise in Northwest
Indiana is a game-changer for the



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