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 | Cardiac Diagnostics | September 12, 2017

September 12, 2017 — Contracting shingles, a reactivation of the chickenpox virus, increases a person’s risk of...

Protembis Announces Successful First-in-Human Use of  ProtEmbo Cerebral Protection System in European Trial
News | Embolic Protection Devices | September 07, 2017

September 7, 2017 — Protembis GmbH announced the first clinical applications of its ProtEmbo Cerebral Protection...

PinnacleHealth First in Pennsylvania to Implant Sentinel Cerebral Protection System
News | Embolic Protection Devices | August 23, 2017

August 23, 2017 — PinnacleHealth is the first hospital in Pennsylvania and one of the first 10 in the country to...

SanBio Receives $20 Million Grant for Stroke Clinical Trial
News | Stroke | July 12, 2017

July 12, 2017 — SanBio Inc. recently announced it has been awarded a $20 million grant from the California Institute...

German Workshop Highlights Possibilities of Perfusion MRI
News | Stroke | July 03, 2017

July 3, 2017 — When diagnosing strokes and heart diseases or looking at tumors, perfusion...

Stroke History Higher in Asymptomatic Versus Symptomatic Atrial Fibrillation Patients
News | Stroke | June 28, 2017

June 28, 2017 — Newly diagnosed asymptomatic...

Analysis Shows Increased Risk of Early Stroke with New-Onset Atrial Fibrillation Post-TAVR, SCAI 2017 late-breaking clinical trial
News | Stroke | May 12, 2017

May 12, 2017 — More than one-third of patients undergoing...

3-D-printed Model of Stenotic Intracranial Artery Enables Vessel-Wall MRI Standardization
News | Medical 3-D Printing | April 18, 2017

April 18, 2017 — A collaboration between stroke neurologists at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) and...

PinnacleHealth Initiates Clinical Study of TriGuard Embolic Protection Device
News | Embolic Protection Devices | April 11, 2017

April 11, 2017 — Through a new clinical trial, patients at Harrisburg, Pa.-based PinnacleHealth have access to an...

hyperbaric oxygen treatment, HBOT, stroke, David Steenblock D.O.

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News | Stroke | April 06, 2017

April 6, 2017 — David Steenblock, D.O., an osteopathic physician based in San Clemente, Calif., recently discussed...

marijuana use, increased risk, stroke, heart failure, ACC 2017 study
News | Stroke | March 15, 2017

March 15, 2017 — Using marijuana raises the risk of...

warfarin, anticoagulation therapy, atrial fibrillation patients, Duke Clinical Research Institute study, stroke
News | Antiplatelet and Anticoagulation Therapies | March 14, 2017

March 14, 2017 — More than 80 percent of stroke patients with a history of...

University of Alabama at Birmingham, Amplatzer PFO Occluder, first implementation
News | Structural Heart Occluders | February 15, 2017

February 15, 2017 — Doctors at the University of Alabama at Birmingham have implemented the first U.S. Food and Drug...

Amplatzer PFO Occluder, St. Jude Medical, Baylor Heart and Vascular Services, Fort Worth, Texas, first patients
News | Structural Heart Occluders | February 01, 2017

February 1, 2017 — Baylor Heart and Vascular Services at Fort Worth in November became the first program in Texas to...

MD Buyline, James Laskaris, four medical technology innovations, very near future
Feature | Cardiac Imaging | January 17, 2017

January 17, 2017 — James Laskaris, emerging technology analyst at MD Buyline, recently offered his perspective on...

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