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. 

RESPECT trial, long-term study results, TCT 2015, PFO closure, recurrent cryptogenic stroke

Image courtesy of GE Healthcare

Feature | Stroke | October 16, 2015

October 16, 2015 — Long-term study results from the RESPECT trial found that closing a patent foramen ovale (PFO)...

acute ischemic stroke, larger thrombi retrieval, improved neurological recovery, ESC 2015, MR CLEAN trial, sub-study
Feature | Thrombectomy Devices | September 02, 2015

September 2, 2015 — Retrieval of larger thrombi during...

News | Atrial Fibrillation | September 01, 2015

September 1, 2015 — The first-ever two-year outcomes from the Global Anticoagulant Registry in the Field -...

stroke risk
News | Cardiovascular Clinical Studies | August 28, 2015

Most people assume strokes only happen to octogenarians, but recent evidence suggests that survivors of childhood...

Boehringer Ingelheim, RE-DUAL PCI, RE-CIRCUIT, Pradaxa, first U.S. patients,
News | Antiplatelet and Anticoagulation Therapies | August 05, 2015

August 5, 2015 — Boehringer Ingelheim announced the first U.S. patients have been enrolled in two of the company's...

carotid artery stenting, outcomes, JACC, Beau Hawkins, Robert Yeh, CARE Registry
Feature | Stents Carotid | July 13, 2015

July 13, 2015 - Hospitals performing ...

intracranial aneurysm, endovascular treatment, EVT, MRA, Naggara
News | Stroke | June 12, 2015

June 12, 2015 - Endovascular treatment (EVT) of...

Penumbra, ACE64, aspiration thrombectomy, acute ischemic stroke, FDA
Technology | June 05, 2015

June 5, 2015 - Penumbra Inc. announced that the company's ACE64...

Technology | June 01, 2015

June 1, 2015 — Silk Road Medical Inc. announced the company received U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k...

NIH, stroke, MRI, CT, screening, door-to-treatment time, SMART study

New findings suggest that MRI machines (such as the one pictured above) may help quickly screen stroke patients for acute treatment. Image courtesy of the National Institutes of Health.

News | May 22, 2015

May 22, 2015 — According to a new study, small changes in quality improvement procedures enabled clinicians to use...

EHRs, outcomes, ischemic stroke, ACC
Feature | Information Technology | May 05, 2015

May 5, 2015 — Hospitals with electronic health records (EHRs...

Johns Hopkins, motion-tracking MRI, stroke risk, atrial fibrillation
News | April 28, 2015

April 28, 2015 — Researchers from Johns Hopkins performing sophisticated motion studies of heart...

carotid artery stenting, F-EPD, P-EPD, ACC, embolic protection devices
News | April 22, 2015

April 22, 2015 — A study published in JACC: Cardiovascular Interventions showed that in-hospital and 30-day...

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