Stroke

This channel includes news and new technology innovations for stroke. It includes both diagnosis and treatment of stroke, stroke imaging, pharmaceuticals and interventional stroke technologies. Stroke comes in two forms, which have different therapies.

1. Ischemic stoke is a blockage of an artery in the brain, preventing blood flow and is offen referred to as a "brain attack" because it is a similar casue as a heart attack. This type of stroke is often treated with anti-coagulants, including use of tissue plasminogen activator (tPA). Interventional mechanical thrombectomy can also be used to remove the clot.

2. Hemorrhagic stroke is caused when there is bleeding due to a ruptured blood vessel in the brain caused by a brain aneurysm burst or a weakened blood vessels. These strokes are less common, but exact diagnosis is important, because use of tPA in these patients can have catastrophic consequences. Treatments include interventional embolization and surgical clipping of target vessels. 

Videos | Stroke | May 16, 2019

This is an example of a carotid artery reporting module from Change Healthcare at...

 UTHealth Research Finds Telemedicine Stroke Patients Receive Consistent Care 24/7
News | Stroke | April 24, 2019

April 24, 2019 — Stroke patients examined...

Straight Tip Guidewires Will Continue to Lead Global Guidewire Market Demand
News | Guidewires | April 10, 2019

April 10, 2019 — According to a new research study, straight tip...

New Stroke Training Model Improves Access to Life-Saving Care
News | Stroke | March 27, 2019

March 27, 2019 — Training ...

Gregory W. Albers, M.D., Receives Distinguished Clinical Research Achievement Award for Stroke Research
News | Stroke | March 19, 2019

March 19, 2019 – iSchemaView announced the company’s co-founder Gregory Albers, M.D., has received the Distinguished...

ACC/AHA Update Guidance for Preventing Heart Disease; Stroke
Feature | Cardiac Diagnostics | March 18, 2019

March 18, 2019 — The choices we make every day can have a lasting effect on our heart and vascular health. Adopting...

iSchemaView Launches RAPID Angio
Technology | Angiography | March 01, 2019

March 1, 2019 — iSchemaView announced the release of RAPID Angio, a complete neuroimaging solution for the...

Corindus Seeking Neurovascular Intervention Clearance for CorPath GRX Vascular Robotic System
News | Stroke | February 15, 2019

February 15, 2019 — Corindus Vascular Robotics Inc. is seeking premarket clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug...

Giving Birth Associated With Higher Risk of Heart Disease and Stroke
News | Womens Cardiovascular Health | February 07, 2019

February 7, 2019 — Giving birth is associated with a 14 percent...

Delayed Clot Removal Still Improves Quality of Life Post-Stroke
News | Thrombectomy Devices | February 05, 2019

February 5, 2019  — Stroke survivors have...

An assortment of Boston Scientific AngioJet rheolytic thrombectomy catheters. These devices use high-velocity saline jets to entrain thrombus, resulting in microfragmentation and removal. Thrombectomy is also referred to as embolectomy.

An assortment of Boston Scientific AngioJet rheolytic thrombectomy catheters. These devices use high-velocity saline jets to entrain thrombus, resulting in microfragmentation and removal.

Feature | Thrombectomy Devices | January 22, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor

Catheter-based blood clot removal a decade ago was a standard of care for acute coronary revascularization, but...

Aurigen Medical Atrial Fibrillation Device Wins ICI Innovation Award
News | Atrial Fibrillation | December 18, 2018

December 18, 2018 — Irish medical device company AuriGen Medical won the prestigious Global Innovation Award at the...

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