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. 

Renal Cysts May Signal Stroke Risk
News | Stroke | February 05, 2018

February 5, 2018 — Sacs of fluid in the kidneys may indicate there is also blood vessel damage in the brain and a...

Study Shows Embotrap Device Usage During Stroke Treatment Yields Positive Rates Revascularization
News | Stroke | February 01, 2018

February 1, 2018 – EmboTrap Device, a...

Results of the PROMISE Study Presented at International Stroke Conference
News | Stroke | January 25, 2018

January 25, 2018 – Penumbra Inc. today announced results of the company-sponsored PROMISE...

Medtronic Receives FDA Clearance for Riptide Aspiration System
Technology | Atherectomy Devices | January 16, 2018

January 16, 2018 — Medtronic plc announced the company’s Neurovascular business unit received U.S. Food and Drug...

Robocath Receives $1.5 Million in Capital for Advancement of R-One Robotic System
News | Robotic Systems | December 06, 2017

December 6, 2017 — French company Robocath, which designs and develops...

Coffee Associated With Reduced Risk of Heart Failure, Stroke. AHA 2017. #AHA2017
News | Heart Failure | November 25, 2017

November 25, 2017 — Drinking coffee may be associated with a decreased risk of developing heart failure or having...

Studies find 15 percent of all heart attack and stroke patients and 9 percent of CABG patients were uninsured before passage of the Affordable Care Act. AHA 2017, #aha2017
News | November 25, 2017

November 25, 2017 — The majority of patients without health insurance who were hospitalized for heart attack, stroke...

Majority of High-Risk Stroke Patients Not Being Screened for Common Risk Factors
News | Stroke | September 28, 2017

September 28, 2017 — New research revealed that on average, more than 75 percent of people aged 65 and older...

News | Cardiac Diagnostics | September 12, 2017

September 12, 2017 — Contracting shingles, a reactivation of the chickenpox virus, increases a person’s risk of...

Protembis Announces Successful First-in-Human Use of  ProtEmbo Cerebral Protection System in European Trial
News | Embolic Protection Devices | September 07, 2017

September 7, 2017 — Protembis GmbH announced the first clinical applications of its ProtEmbo Cerebral Protection...

PinnacleHealth First in Pennsylvania to Implant Sentinel Cerebral Protection System
News | Embolic Protection Devices | August 23, 2017

August 23, 2017 — PinnacleHealth is the first hospital in Pennsylvania and one of the first 10 in the country to...

SanBio Receives $20 Million Grant for Stroke Clinical Trial
News | Stroke | July 12, 2017

July 12, 2017 — SanBio Inc. recently announced it has been awarded a $20 million grant from the California Institute...

German Workshop Highlights Possibilities of Perfusion MRI
News | Stroke | July 03, 2017

July 3, 2017 — When diagnosing strokes and heart diseases or looking at tumors, perfusion...

Stroke History Higher in Asymptomatic Versus Symptomatic Atrial Fibrillation Patients
News | Stroke | June 28, 2017

June 28, 2017 — Newly diagnosed asymptomatic...

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