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. 

Avinger gained CE mark for a forward-looking optical coherence tomography (OCT) system to aid recanalization of chronic total occlusions (CTOs).

Feature | November 17, 2011 | Dave Fornell

Each year that I attend Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT), I comb the event and its sessions looking...

News | November 07, 2011

November 7, 2011 — The Million Hearts initiative has announced new partners and commitments, including tools to...

News | October 17, 2011

October 17, 2011 — New research adds to the mounting evidence that consuming chocolate seems to lower the risk of...

News | October 17, 2011

October 17, 2011 — The Joint Commission and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association (AHA/ASA) are...

News | September 08, 2011

September 8, 2011 – Concentric Medical announced completion of enrollment of the TREVO Study. The TREVO Study (...

Feature | September 08, 2011

September 8, 2011 – Patients at a high risk for a second stroke who received intensive medical treatment had fewer...

News | July 29, 2011

July 29, 2011 — Oxygen Biotherapeutics Inc. and privately held Aurum Biosciences Ltd. of Glasgow, Scotland, have...

Technology | July 26, 2011

July 26, 2011 — Concentric Medical Inc. has launched the DAC 070 Catheter, the fourth and largest diameter addition...

News | July 21, 2011

July 21, 2011 – Concentric Medical Inc. announced the launch of the expanded family of Merci Retrievers in Japan for...

News | May 23, 2011

May 23, 2011 -- Boston Scientific Corporation announced results from a clinical study evaluating the use of its...

News | May 18, 2011

May 18, 2011 - Jasbir Sra, M.D., and Tanvir Bajwa, M.D., are the first in Wisconsin to implant a new device in a...

News | March 28, 2011

March 28, 2011 – Patients who have suffered a "mini stroke" are at twice the risk of heart attack than the general...

News | March 11, 2011

March 11, 2011 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a surgical kit that allows neurosurgeons...

News | March 04, 2011

Boston Scientific has completed its acquisition of Atritech. The completion of the transaction follows the signing...

News | February 14, 2011

February 14, 2011 – Acute ischemic stroke hospitalizations among middle-aged and older men and women fell...

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