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. 

International Study Suggests Combination Therapy May Prevent Stroke in Certain People
News | Stroke | June 07, 2018

June 7, 2018 — Results from an international clinical trial show that combining...

Medtronic MindFrame Capture LP Revascularization Device Recalled.
News | Thrombectomy Devices | May 21, 2018

May 21, 2018 — Medtronic and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced a Class I Urgent Medical Device...

Lower Oral DOAC Anticoagulant Use Associated With More Thromboembolic Events Than Warfarin. #HRS 2018
News | Antiplatelet and Anticoagulation Therapies | May 18, 2018

May 18, 2018 — Nearly half of patients prescribed warfarin and just under one third of those using newer direct oral...

New Combined Risk Score More Effectively Predicts Stroke Risk in AFib Patients

Image courtesy of Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute

News | Atrial Fibrillation | May 11, 2018

May 11, 2018 — A new ...

Videos | Stroke | May 09, 2018

A new clinical trial at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center is examining an implanted device that uses...

The Vivistim device is similar to a pacemaker, which uses leads to electrically stimulate the brain. A new clinical trial at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center is examining use of this device for stroke rehabilitation.

A new clinical trial at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center is examining an implanted device that uses vagus nerve stimulation to help stroke patients regain motor function. The Vivistim device is similar to a pacemaker, which uses leads to electrically stimulate the brain. 

News | Stroke | May 09, 2018

May 9, 2018 — Stroke rehabilitation specialists at the The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center are among the...

Sentinel Cerebral Protection System Reduces TAVR Strokes More Than 60 Percent
News | Embolic Protection Devices | May 08, 2018

May 8, 2018 — One-year results from the Sentinel Cerebral Protection System show it can reduce the incidence of...

Northwestern Medicine Mobile Stroke Unit Delivers Life-Saving Care 30 Minutes Sooner
News | Stroke | May 07, 2018

May 7, 2018 — A new data analysis of the...

360 Photos | Stroke | May 01, 2018

This is a 360 degree view inside the back of the Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital Mobile Stroke Unit...

Videos | Stroke | April 30, 2018

ITN Associate Editor Jeff Zagoudis explores how the mobile stroke unit (MSU) program at Northwestern Medicine...

Smoking Increases Stroke Risk for Men Under Age 50
News | Stroke | April 24, 2018

April 24, 2018 — Men under 50 who smoked were more likely to have a...

Brainomix Secures $9.8m Investment to Tackle Strokes With AI
News | Stroke | April 05, 2018

April 5, 2018 — Medical imaging company Brainomix has attracted £7m ($9.8 million) of investment to bring its...

FDA Approves Gore Cardioform Septal Occluder for PFO Closure Prevent Recurrent Ischemic Stroke
Technology | Structural Heart Occluders | April 03, 2018

April 3, 2018 — Following the unprecedented Gore REDUCE Clinical Study conclusion that closure of patent foramen...

Medical Societies Issue Revised, Patient-Centered Measures for Stroke Interventions
News | Stroke | April 02, 2018

April 2, 2018 — Revised guidelines for the nonsurgical, image-guided...

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