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 30, 2012
August 30, 2012 — Baseline data from the first cohort of the Global Anticoagulant Registry in the Field (GARFIELD), an...
Technology | August 14, 2012
August 14, 2012 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted 510(k) market clearance to Stryker...
News | August 09, 2012
August 9, 2012 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is informing healthcare providers and patients that the...
News | July 26, 2012
July 26, 2012 — The Society of Neurointerventional Surgery (SNIS) 9th Annual Meeting opened with study results which...
News | May 30, 2012
May 30, 2012 — At the European Stroke Conference in Lisbon, Portugal, Stryker announced the results of the TREVO 2...
News | May 14, 2012
May 14, 2012 — Boston Scientific announced results from the ASA Plavix (ASAP) study, which studied the Watchman Left...
News | March 16, 2012
March 16, 2012 - Stroke survivors who like art have a significantly higher quality of life than those who do not,...

David Seaberg, M.D., CPE, FACEP, president of the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP)

News | February 24, 2012
February 24, 2012 — A new report released today by HealthGrades found that from 2008 to 2010, emergency admissions for...
News | January 06, 2012
January 6, 2012 – People with high cholesterol are at risk of heart attack and stroke because atherosclerotic plaques...
News | November 18, 2011
November 18, 2011 – Boston Scientific’s Watchman left atrial appendage (LAA) closure device has been implanted in the...

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 for...
News | November 07, 2011
November 7, 2011 — The Million Hearts initiative has announced new partners and commitments, including tools to reach...
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 (...