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. 

Feature | August 21, 2013

August 21, 2013 — The idea that surgery to relieve the pressure caused by hemorrhaging in the brain is a perfect job...

Feature | May 13, 2013

May 13, 2013 — For patients who received stents to restore blood flow through the main arteries supplying blood to...

News | April 12, 2013

April 12, 2013 – The Massachusetts General Hospital officially announced the launch of the Mass General Institute...

AHA/ASA Guidelines LifeNet OnePush Stroke Treatment Device
Technology | March 12, 2013

March 12, 2013 – With the recent release of the updated American Heart Association (AHA)/American Stroke Association...

Feature | February 28, 2013

February 28, 2013 — Specialists at Stony Brook Medicine’s Cerebrovascular and Stroke Center (CVC) are treating...

News | February 01, 2013

February 1, 2013 — The first outcome-based guidelines for interventional treatment of acute ischemic stroke —...

AliveCor Heart Monitor Phone Atrial Fibrillation
News | January 08, 2013

January 8, 2013 — The results of a recent study presented yesterday at the American Heart Association Scientific...

Cerebral Angioplasty Stents Radiology Stroke treatment devices
Feature | December 28, 2012

December 28, 2012 — Some stroke patients...

2012 Top 10 Advances in Heart Disease and Stroke Research
Feature | December 28, 2012

December 28, 2012 — Resuscitation,...

Videos | Stroke | November 09, 2012

The PC Trial data presented at TCT 2012 looked at transcather PFO closure vs. medical therapy in preventing...

Amplatzer Structural Heart Occulder Closure Device RESPECT Clinical Trial
Feature | November 08, 2012

November 8, 2012 — A clinical trial...

Videos | Structural Heart Occluders | November 05, 2012

Positive results from the...

Technology | September 10, 2012

September 10, 2012 — In a recent clinical trial, the Solitaire Flow Restoration Device dramatically outperformed the...

News | August 30, 2012

August 30, 2012 — Aspirin combined with the antiplatelet drug clopidogrel is no better than aspirin alone for stroke...

Feature | August 30, 2012

August 30, 2012 — Baseline data from the first cohort of the Global Anticoagulant Registry in the Field (GARFIELD),...

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