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. 

Marcus Stroke Network Established in Southeast U.S.
News | Stroke | March 30, 2018

March 30, 2018 — The Marcus Foundation has donated $15 million to establish the Marcus Stroke Network, a coordinated...

Canon Medical Systems Highlights Aquilion One/Genesis CT Stroke Suite at SIR 2018
News | Computed Tomography (CT) | March 29, 2018

March 29, 2018 — The Aquilion One/Genesis Edition...

A patient who received HeartMate III LVAD system at ACC.18. The HeartMate 3 was the topic of of the the key late-breaking trials at #ACC18

A patient who received the HeartMate III LVAD system showing off his external battery pack. He served as a patient ambassador in the Abbott booth at ACC.18. The HeartMate III, with its magnetic levitated pump, showed a big reduction in clotting over previous LVADs in a key late-breaking trial at this year's conference.

Feature | ACC | March 27, 2018 | Dave Fornell

There were several notable presentations of new data on cardiovascular technologies at the recent 2018 American...

Personalized Approach to Selecting Antiplatelet Drugs Improves Outcomes

Image from presentation, "The PHARMCLO Study," Diego Ardissino, M.D., F.A.C.C. 

News | ACC | March 20, 2018

March 20, 2018 — Patients with acute coronary syndrome experienced a substantially lower rate of heart attack,...

Trial Bolsters Evidence in Favor of Closing Hole in Heart After Stroke
News | ACC | March 20, 2018

March 20, 2018 — Among people with a type of hole in the heart, known as patent foramen ovale (PFO), those who...

Stryker Trevo Retriever Thrombectomy Device Approved for Stroke Treatment Up to 24 Hours
Technology | Thrombectomy Devices | February 15, 2018

February 15, 2018 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has expanded the indication for Stryker's Trevo...

FDA Clears First AI-Powered Clinical Decision Support Software for Stroke
Technology | Clinical Decision Support | February 14, 2018

February 14, 2018 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced marketing clearance for Viz.AI’s Contact...

Renal Cysts May Signal Stroke Risk
News | Stroke | February 05, 2018

February 5, 2018 — Sacs of fluid in the kidneys may indicate there is also blood vessel damage in the brain and a...

Study Shows Embotrap Device Usage During Stroke Treatment Yields Positive Rates Revascularization
News | Stroke | February 01, 2018

February 1, 2018 – EmboTrap Device, a...

Results of the PROMISE Study Presented at International Stroke Conference
News | Stroke | January 25, 2018

January 25, 2018 – Penumbra Inc. today announced results of the company-sponsored PROMISE...

Medtronic Receives FDA Clearance for Riptide Aspiration System
Technology | Atherectomy Devices | January 16, 2018

January 16, 2018 — Medtronic plc announced the company’s Neurovascular business unit received U.S. Food and Drug...

Robocath Receives $1.5 Million in Capital for Advancement of R-One Robotic System
News | Robotic Systems | December 06, 2017

December 6, 2017 — French company Robocath, which designs and develops...

Coffee Associated With Reduced Risk of Heart Failure, Stroke. AHA 2017. #AHA2017
News | Heart Failure | November 25, 2017

November 25, 2017 — Drinking coffee may be associated with a decreased risk of developing heart failure or having...

Studies find 15 percent of all heart attack and stroke patients and 9 percent of CABG patients were uninsured before passage of the Affordable Care Act. AHA 2017, #aha2017
News | November 25, 2017

November 25, 2017 — The majority of patients without health insurance who were hospitalized for heart attack, stroke...

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