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. 

Gore Carotid Stenting SCAFFOLD Clinical Trial Stroke Treatment Cath Lab
News | September 24, 2013
September 24, 2013 — W. L. Gore & Associates has enrolled the first patient in its Gore Carotid Stent clinical...
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 the...
News | April 12, 2013
April 12, 2013 – The Massachusetts General Hospital officially announced the launch of the Mass General Institute for...
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 patients...
News | February 01, 2013
February 1, 2013 — The first outcome-based guidelines for interventional treatment of acute ischemic stroke — providing...
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 may benefit from cerebral angioplasty and stent placement, according to a new...
2012 Top 10 Advances in Heart Disease and Stroke Research
Feature | December 28, 2012
December 28, 2012 — Resuscitation, cell regeneration, a new high blood pressure treatment and developments in devices...
Videos | Stroke | November 09, 2012
The PC Trial data presented at TCT 2012 looked at transcather PFO closure vs. medical therapy in preventing cryptogenic...
Amplatzer Structural Heart Occulder Closure Device RESPECT Clinical Trial
Feature | November 08, 2012
November 8, 2012 — A clinical trial indicates that using an investigational medical device to close a PFO, or “hole in...
Videos | Structural Heart Occluders | November 05, 2012
Positive results from the RESPECT Trial of transcatheter patent foramen ovale (PFO) closure vs. standard medical...
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...