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

According to a new study, small changes in quality improvement procedures enabled clinicians to use magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans to diagnose stroke patients before giving acute treatment...

EHRs, outcomes, ischemic stroke, ACC

Hospitals with electronic health records (EHRs) for ischemic stroke patients did not demonstrate better quality of care or clinical outcomes for those patients when compared to similar hospitals...

Medtronic, SWIFT PRIME, REVASCAT, Solitaire, stent thrombectomy, stroke

Two global trials have found that the addition of the Solitaire device stent thrombectomy procedure to current pharmaceutical treatment significantly reduced disability in patients...

Johns Hopkins, motion-tracking MRI, stroke risk, atrial fibrillation

Researchers from Johns Hopkins performing sophisticated motion studies of heart magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans have found that specific altered function in the left atrium may signal...

carotid artery stenting, F-EPD, P-EPD, ACC, embolic protection devices

A study published in JACC: Cardiovascular Interventions showed that in-hospital and 30-day stroke or death rates were equally low with either a distal filter embolic protection device (F-...

A study including more than 20,000 adults in China found combined use of the hypertension medication enalapril and folic acid significantly reduced the risk of first stroke. All of the patients...

JAMA, intracranial arterial stenosis, balloon expandable stents, medication

A study in the March 24/31 issue of JAMA found that using balloon-expandable stents to treat symptomatic intracranial arterial stenosis resulted in an increased risk of stroke or...

Point of Care Decision Support, anticoagulation software, PCDS AC, therapy

Point of Care Anticoagulation software (PCDS AC) optimizes delivery of anticoagulation (AC) drugs and reduces adverse events associated with anticoagulation therapy.

UTHealth, telemedicine, acute stroke, telestroke

For the first time, researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) were able to enroll patients at other hospitals into an acute stroke clinical trial.

tele-stroke program, UMMC, Carroll, telemedicine, stroke

Carroll Hospital Center physicians will now have 24/7 remote access to the University of Maryland Medical Center’s (UMMC) Brain Attack Team through a new telemedicine service for stroke patients...

nanoparticles, stroke, tPA, blood clot, magnetic, MRI, antiplatelet

By loading magnetic nanoparticles with drugs and dressing them in biochemical camouflage, Houston Methodist researchers say they can destroy blood clots 100 to 1,000 times faster than a commonly...

VasSol Inc., NOVA, VERiTAS trial, recurrent stroke, MRI, software

A recently completed National Institutes of Health-funded trial confirms the efficacy of blood flow measurement technology from VasSol Inc. to predict the possibility of repeated stroke...

Covidien, Solitaire, stent thrombectomy, trial, Netherlands

In a landmark study evaluating the addition of stent thrombectomy clot removal to pharmaceutical treatment for patients suffering an acute ischemic stroke (AIS), stent thrombectomy provided a...

near-infrared spectroscopy, NIRS, heart attack, stroke, Infraredx, TVC

A study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC) shows intravascular near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) can identify lipid core-containing plaques,...

Stenting Safe Effective Long-term Stroke Prevention

Using stents to keep neck arteries open is just as effective as invasive neck surgery for long-term prevention of fatal and disabling strokes, reports an international trial led by UCL (University...

October 15, 2014 — Imaging can be a cost-effective way to identify people at risk for stroke who might benefit from aggressive intervention, according to a new modeling study published online in...

 A study using a new imaging tool, optical coherence tomography (OCT), offered a new look at the composition of carotid artery...

Claret Medical announced the first patient has been successfully treated in its SENTINEL trial, a multicenter pivotal trial of the Sentinel cerebral protection system (CPS). The landmark trial is...

Decision Resources Group finds that the United States clot management device market will expand through 2022, particularly in the later years. 

June 23, 2014 — Researchers have announced the results of a four-year study that used 3-D echocardiography to examine the role of mid left atrial cross sectional area (LACSA) as a risk factor for...