Interventional Radiology


March 8, 2019

Alabama Family Finds Care for Blood Vessel Disorder

For most of his life, Forrest Daniell thought there wasn’t anything threatening about the frequency with which members of his family experienced nosebleeds. Then, the 18-year-old son of a cousin died of a ruptured arteriovenous malformation (AVM) in his brain. Another relative survived a similar AVM rupture but has never fully recovered. That’s when the…


Family Finds Cutting-Edge HHT Treatment at UAMS

As an ordinary 11-year-old girl, Emalyn Daniel had two questions for her doctor: “Will it hurt?” And, “When can I go swimming?” Emalyn’s medical condition, hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT), is anything but ordinary. So her parents, Emma and Forrest Daniell, had many questions to ask UAMS interventional radiologist Mollie Meek, M.D. In her father’s family, one…


New Device Unclogs Stroke Patient’s Veins in Brain

In the days leading up to Glen Deaton’s emergency trip from Trumann to the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), large veins that drain blood from his brain were clotting. Confusion, nausea, vomiting and blurred vision were among his symptoms. An MRI revealed cerebral venous sinus thrombosis – a type of stroke caused by a…


UAMS Diagnoses Woman’s 16-Year Illness

After 16 years searching for the cause of her seizures and difficulty breathing, Karan Smith of Fort Smith was referred to UAMS, where a doctor pinpointed her underlying condition: an uncommon genetic disease known as HHT (Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia). Karan’s medical mystery began in 1994 when she passed out at work. The years since have…


UAMS Saves New Mom

When 22-year-old Christina Gillihan left Searcy in an ambulance bound for UAMS, she and members of her family were hoping for a miracle. In the days and weeks after her daughter Kyra’s birth July 2 at a local hospital, Gillihan developed a blood clot in a main artery of her lung, then a massive hemorrhage…