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 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 signed...
Technology | July 26, 2011
July 26, 2011 — Concentric Medical Inc. has launched the DAC 070 Catheter, the fourth and largest diameter addition to...
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 to...
News | March 04, 2011
Boston Scientific has completed its acquisition of Atritech. The completion of the transaction follows the signing of a...
News | February 14, 2011
February 14, 2011 – Acute ischemic stroke hospitalizations among middle-aged and older men and women fell between...
News | February 07, 2011
February 7, 2011 – A rare and often underreported form of stroke involving veins instead of arteries is more common...
Feature | December 29, 2010
December 29, 2010 - Research on reducing risks, improving medical treatment and improving lifestyle behaviors to fight...