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. 

News | January 23, 2014
January 23, 2014 — Research published in the American Journal of Managed Care indicated using...
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News | December 26, 2013
December 26, 2013 — The National Institutes of Health announced that a network of 25 regional...
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News | December 18, 2013
December 18, 2013 — Johns Hopkins Hospital surgeons say skipping one commonly taken step during a routine procedure to...
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Feature | December 06, 2013
December 6, 2013 — A national group of leading scientists, including one University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB)...
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News | November 08, 2013
November 8, 2013 — A new way of using blood...
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Cerevast Therapeutics' Clotbust-ER device was shown to be safe according to results published in the journal Stroke.

News | October 28, 2013
October 28, 2013 — Researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) led a study that...
News | October 01, 2013

October 1, 2013 — Whole-body magnetic...

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News | September 24, 2013

September 24, 2013 — W. L. Gore & Associates has enrolled the first patient in its Gore...

Feature | August 21, 2013

August 21, 2013 — The idea that surgery to relieve the pressure caused by hemorrhaging in the brain is a perfect job...

Feature | May 13, 2013

May 13, 2013 — For patients who received stents to restore blood flow through the main arteries supplying blood to...

News | April 12, 2013

April 12, 2013 – The Massachusetts General Hospital officially announced the launch of the Mass General Institute...

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Technology | March 12, 2013

March 12, 2013 – With the recent release of the updated American Heart Association (AHA)/American Stroke Association...

Feature | February 28, 2013

February 28, 2013 — Specialists at Stony Brook Medicine’s Cerebrovascular and Stroke Center (CVC) are treating...

News | February 01, 2013

February 1, 2013 — The first outcome-based guidelines for interventional treatment of acute ischemic stroke —...

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