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. 

News | October 07, 2014
October 7, 2014 — Claret Medical announced the first patient has been successfully treated in its SENTINEL trial, a...
News | August 06, 2014
August 6, 2014 — Medical market research group Decision Resources finds that the United States clot management device...
News | June 23, 2014
June 23, 2014 — Researchers have announced the results of a four-year study that used 3-D echocardiography to examine...
Feature | June 03, 2014
June 3, 2014 — Strokes kill nearly 130,000 Americans every year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and...
News | April 16, 2014
April 16, 2014 — Covidien announced it has notified customers of a voluntary recall to address an issue with certain...
Feature | March 26, 2014
March 26, 2014 — Inspire MD Inc. has enrolled the first patient into the CARENET (CARotid Embolic protection study...
News | January 23, 2014
January 23, 2014 — Research published in the American Journal of Managed Care indicated using telemedicine to deliver...
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News | December 26, 2013
December 26, 2013 — The National Institutes of Health announced that a network of 25 regional stroke centers working...
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News | December 18, 2013
December 18, 2013 — Johns Hopkins Hospital surgeons say skipping one commonly taken step during a routine procedure to...
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Feature | December 06, 2013
December 6, 2013 — A national group of leading scientists, including one University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB)...
News | December 02, 2013
December 2, 2013 — Using a stroke rehabilitation device that converts an individual's thoughts to electrical impulses...
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News | November 08, 2013
November 8, 2013 — A new way of using blood pressure-lowering medications could prevent more than a fourth of heart...
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Cerevast Therapeutics' Clotbust-ER device was shown to be safe according to results published in the journal Stroke.

News | October 28, 2013
October 28, 2013 — Researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) led a study that...
News | October 01, 2013
October 1, 2013 — Whole-body magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) may serve as a valuable noninvasive tool for assessing...
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News | September 24, 2013
September 24, 2013 — W. L. Gore & Associates has enrolled the first patient in its Gore Carotid Stent clinical...