The former president of the Generalitat, Jordi Pujol, is still admitted to the stroke unit of the Hospital de Sant Pau under observation and his clinical condition has not changed significantly compared to yesterday, according to the hospital center in a statement, which adds that the president "He is stable and is still under the effects of sedative medication."
According to the center, a brain imaging test will be performed today and the patient is expected to remain hospitalized throughout this week for observation and to assess the evolution of his neurological status.
President Pujol was admitted at 5:00 p.m. on Monday to the Emergency Service of the Hospital de Sant Pau from the Hospital de Barcelona for the evaluation and treatment of a stroke. The symptoms began at 11:00 on the same day with a language disorder, for which he was transferred to Barcelona Hospital where the existence of an ischemic stroke was confirmed, that is, a stroke due to lack of cerebral blood flow. In agreement with the medical team from the other hospital and the family, it was decided to transfer him to Hospital de Sant Pau to assess potential treatments.
Upon arrival, in accordance with the hospital protocol for stroke, a cranial CT scan was performed that detected the presence of an obstruction of an intracranial segment of the left middle cerebral artery. After evaluating the case in a multidisciplinary manner, and given that the symptoms persisted and we were within the first 8 hours from their onset, in agreement with the family, it was decided to perform endovascular treatment. A mechanical thrombectomy was performed through femoral catheterization.
The procedure confirmed an acute obstruction of the left middle cerebral artery and the thrombus was removed by aspiration. The procedure achieved recanalization of the vessel and a good flow of the obstructed artery was observed.