Recent Examples on the WebUsing a micro-catheter, Dr. Monica Pearl and her team go through the femoral artery in the thigh up to the blood vessels in the brain, and carefully put liquid embolic agents, a type of surgical glue, to block blood flow and force the tissue to die.
Julie Mazziotta, PEOPLE.com, 25 Oct. 2019 Doctors would later diagnose him with an embolic stroke, and further tests revealed a mass near the top of his chest.
Jacob Feldman, SI.com, 15 Aug. 2019
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