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. 

New Stroke Training Model Improves Access to Life-Saving Care
News | Stroke | March 27, 2019
March 27, 2019 — Training interventional radiologists to perform endovascular thrombectomies results in positive...
Gregory W. Albers, M.D., Receives Distinguished Clinical Research Achievement Award for Stroke Research
News | Stroke | March 19, 2019
March 19, 2019 – iSchemaView announced the company’s co-founder Gregory Albers, M.D., has received the Distinguished...
ACC/AHA Update Guidance for Preventing Heart Disease; Stroke
Feature | Cardiac Diagnostics | March 18, 2019
March 18, 2019 — The choices we make every day can have a lasting effect on our heart and vascular health. Adopting a...
iSchemaView Launches RAPID Angio
Technology | Angiography | March 01, 2019
March 1, 2019 — iSchemaView announced the release of RAPID Angio, a complete neuroimaging solution for the angiography...
Corindus Seeking Neurovascular Intervention Clearance for CorPath GRX Vascular Robotic System
News | Stroke | February 15, 2019
February 15, 2019 — Corindus Vascular Robotics Inc. is seeking premarket clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug...
Giving Birth Associated With Higher Risk of Heart Disease and Stroke
News | Womens Cardiovascular Health | February 07, 2019
February 7, 2019 — Giving birth is associated with a 14 percent higher risk of heart disease and stroke compared to...
Delayed Clot Removal Still Improves Quality of Life Post-Stroke
News | Thrombectomy Devices | February 05, 2019
February 5, 2019  — Stroke survivors have better quality of life three months after their stroke if the clot that...
An assortment of Boston Scientific AngioJet rheolytic thrombectomy catheters. These devices use high-velocity saline jets to entrain thrombus, resulting in microfragmentation and removal. Thrombectomy is also referred to as embolectomy.

An assortment of Boston Scientific AngioJet rheolytic thrombectomy catheters. These devices use high-velocity saline jets to entrain thrombus, resulting in microfragmentation and removal.

Feature | Thrombectomy Devices | January 22, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor
Catheter-based blood clot removal a decade ago was a standard of care for acute coronary revascularization, but...
Videos | Structural Heart Occluders | January 07, 2019
Karen Orjuela, M.D., assistant professor of neurology at the University of Colorado Stroke and Brain Aneurysm Center,...
Aurigen Medical Atrial Fibrillation Device Wins ICI Innovation Award
News | Atrial Fibrillation | December 18, 2018
December 18, 2018 — Irish medical device company AuriGen Medical won the prestigious Global Innovation Award at the...
Canon Aquilion One CT Helps Gates Vascular Institute Adhere to New Stroke Guidelines
News | Computed Tomography (CT) | December 12, 2018
December 12, 2018 — In stroke, time saved on imaging is time gained in the treatment window. The recently updated...
Videos | Stroke | December 12, 2018
The FDA cleared the MaxQ AI Accipio Ix intracranial hemorrhage (ICH) detection software in November 2018. Here it is...
NeuroLogica and MaxQ AI Announce Distribution Agreement
News | Stroke | November 30, 2018
November 30, 2018 – Clinical diagnostics intelligence platform company MaxQ AI and Samsung NeuroLogica announced a...
Vital Showcases Enterprise Imaging Advances at RSNA 2018
News | Enterprise Imaging | November 28, 2018
November 28, 2018 — Vital, a Canon Group company, will highlight the latest additions to its enterprise imaging...
Experimental Vaccine May Reduce Post-Stroke Blood Clot Risk
News | Antiplatelet and Anticoagulation Therapies | November 01, 2018
November 1, 2018 — A vaccine may one day be able to replace oral blood thinners to reduce the risk of secondary strokes...