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. 

Videos | Stroke | May 09, 2018

A new clinical trial at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center is examining an implanted device that uses...

The Vivistim device is similar to a pacemaker, which uses leads to electrically stimulate the brain. A new clinical trial at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center is examining use of this device for stroke rehabilitation.

A new clinical trial at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center is examining an implanted device that uses vagus nerve stimulation to help stroke patients regain motor function. The Vivistim device is similar to a pacemaker, which uses leads to electrically stimulate the brain. 

News | Stroke | May 09, 2018

May 9, 2018 — Stroke rehabilitation specialists at the The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center are among the...

Sentinel Cerebral Protection System Reduces TAVR Strokes More Than 60 Percent
News | Embolic Protection Devices | May 08, 2018

May 8, 2018 — One-year results from the Sentinel Cerebral Protection System show it can reduce the incidence of...

Northwestern Medicine Mobile Stroke Unit Delivers Life-Saving Care 30 Minutes Sooner
News | Stroke | May 07, 2018

May 7, 2018 — A new data analysis of the...

360 Photos | Stroke | May 01, 2018

This is a 360 degree view inside the back of the Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital Mobile Stroke Unit...

Videos | Stroke | April 30, 2018

ITN Associate Editor Jeff Zagoudis explores how the mobile stroke unit (MSU) program at Northwestern Medicine...

Smoking Increases Stroke Risk for Men Under Age 50
News | Stroke | April 24, 2018

April 24, 2018 — Men under 50 who smoked were more likely to have a...

Brainomix Secures $9.8m Investment to Tackle Strokes With AI
News | Stroke | April 05, 2018

April 5, 2018 — Medical imaging company Brainomix has attracted £7m ($9.8 million) of investment to bring its...

FDA Approves Gore Cardioform Septal Occluder for PFO Closure Prevent Recurrent Ischemic Stroke
Technology | Structural Heart Occluders | April 03, 2018

April 3, 2018 — Following the unprecedented Gore REDUCE Clinical Study conclusion that closure of patent foramen...

Medical Societies Issue Revised, Patient-Centered Measures for Stroke Interventions
News | Stroke | April 02, 2018

April 2, 2018 — Revised guidelines for the nonsurgical, image-guided...

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...

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