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 | December 29, 2010
December 29, 2010 – Patient enrollment has been completed for a Phase III trial of an oral Factor Xa inhibitor. The...
News | November 16, 2010
November 16, 2010 – Results from the ROCKET AF trial showed that rivaroxaban given once daily is superior at reducing...
News | November 01, 2010
November 2, 2010 – Boston Scientific will sell its neurovascular business to Stryker for $1.5 billion in cash. Of...
News | October 22, 2010
October 22, 2010 - Treating metabolic syndrome and undergoing carotid angioplasty may prevent recurrent stroke or...
News | October 04, 2010
October 4, 2010 - Johnson and Johnson has completed the acquisition of Micrus Endovascular, a developer and...

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News | August 23, 2009
August 24, 2009 – Physicians at The Mount Sinai Medical Center were the first in the country to perform a nonsurgical...
News | May 11, 2009
May 11, 2009 - Medtronic Inc. today announced the successful implant of its Cardioblate Closure Left Atrial Appendage...

Dr. Catherine Webb is the director of telecardiology at Childrens Memorial Hospital in Chicago, which started its program in 1993 and today handles up to 1,500 cases a year.

Feature | March 09, 2009 | Dave Fornell
Congenital heart disease contributes to more than 30 percent of infant mortality in the U.S., so time is essential in...
News | February 09, 2009
February 9, 2009 – Some patients who suffer a stroke as a result of a blockage in an artery in the brain may benefit...
Technology | September 03, 2008
InTouch Technologies Inc. launched StrokeRESPOND, to extend the functionality of its Remote Presence robotic technology...
News | August 11, 2008
August 12, 2008 - Concentric Medical Inc., a leader in devices for clot removal in ischemic stroke patients,...
News | July 27, 2008
July 28, 2008 - Concentric Medical Inc. today said it launched its “V” series of Merci Retrievers, available in...
Technology | July 08, 2008
InTouch Technologies Inc. offers StrokeRESPOND to extend the functionality of its telemedicine, Remote Presence robotic...
News | June 22, 2008
June 23, 2008 - For more than a decade, the drug called tPA has proven its worth as the most effective emergency...
News | June 04, 2008
June 5, 2008 - To train interventional cardiologists and vascular specialists in what is called neuro-rescue, or stroke...