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. 

ACC/AHA Update Guidance for Preventing Heart Disease; Stroke
Feature | Cardiac Diagnostics | March 18, 2019

March 18, 2019 — The choices we make every day can have a lasting effect on our heart and vascular health. Adopting...

iSchemaView Launches RAPID Angio
Technology | Angiography | March 01, 2019

March 1, 2019 — iSchemaView announced the release of RAPID Angio, a complete neuroimaging solution for the...

Corindus Seeking Neurovascular Intervention Clearance for CorPath GRX Vascular Robotic System
News | Stroke | February 15, 2019

February 15, 2019 — Corindus Vascular Robotics Inc. is seeking premarket clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug...

Giving Birth Associated With Higher Risk of Heart Disease and Stroke
News | Womens Cardiovascular Health | February 07, 2019

February 7, 2019 — Giving birth is associated with a 14 percent...

Delayed Clot Removal Still Improves Quality of Life Post-Stroke
News | Thrombectomy Devices | February 05, 2019

February 5, 2019  — Stroke survivors have...

An assortment of Boston Scientific AngioJet rheolytic thrombectomy catheters. These devices use high-velocity saline jets to entrain thrombus, resulting in microfragmentation and removal. Thrombectomy is also referred to as embolectomy.

An assortment of Boston Scientific AngioJet rheolytic thrombectomy catheters. These devices use high-velocity saline jets to entrain thrombus, resulting in microfragmentation and removal.

Feature | Thrombectomy Devices | January 22, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor

Catheter-based blood clot removal a decade ago was a standard of care for acute coronary revascularization, but...

Aurigen Medical Atrial Fibrillation Device Wins ICI Innovation Award
News | Atrial Fibrillation | December 18, 2018

December 18, 2018 — Irish medical device company AuriGen Medical won the prestigious Global Innovation Award at the...

NeuroLogica and MaxQ AI Announce Distribution Agreement
News | Stroke | November 30, 2018

November 30, 2018 – Clinical diagnostics intelligence platform company MaxQ AI and Samsung NeuroLogica announced a...

Vital Showcases Enterprise Imaging Advances at RSNA 2018
News | Enterprise Imaging | November 28, 2018

November 28, 2018 — Vital, a Canon Group company, will highlight the latest additions to its...

Experimental Vaccine May Reduce Post-Stroke Blood Clot Risk
News | Antiplatelet and Anticoagulation Therapies | November 01, 2018

November 1, 2018 — A vaccine may one day be able to replace...

Thrombolytic Science Initiates Phase 2 Trial of Novel Ischemic Stroke Treatment Regimen
News | Antiplatelet and Anticoagulation Therapies | September 07, 2018

September 7, 2018 — A new Phase 2 clinical trial looks to confirm the efficacy and safety of Thrombolytic Science...

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