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. 

Thrombolytic Science Initiates Phase 2 Trial of Novel Ischemic Stroke Treatment Regimen
News | Antiplatelet and Anticoagulation Therapies | September 07, 2018
September 7, 2018 — A new Phase 2 clinical trial looks to confirm the efficacy and safety of Thrombolytic Science LLC’s...
360 Photos | 360 View Photos | August 31, 2018
This is a 360 degree photo view inside the neuro-interventional radiology lab at Henry Ford Hospital to show the layout...
Maisense Introduces Simultaneous Blood Pressure and ECG Recording System
News | Telecardiology | August 30, 2018
August 30, 2018 — At the 2018 European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Congress, cardiovascular technology startup Maisense...
iSchemaView RAPID Technology Now Installed in More Than 500 Stroke Centers
News | Stroke | August 28, 2018
August 27, 2018 — iSchemaView announced that more than 575 stroke centers in 22 countries have selected the RAPID...
Breast feeding may help reduce the stroke risk in women. Katherine Fornell

Breast feeding may help reduce the stroke risk in women.

News | Stroke | August 22, 2018
August 22, 2018 — Breastfeeding is not only good for babies, according to new research in the Journal of the American...
Boston Scientific Closes Claret Medical Acquisition, Announces Positive Reimbursement Decision
News | Embolic Protection Devices | August 03, 2018
August 3, 2018 — Boston Scientific Corp. announced it has recently closed its acquisition of Claret Medical Inc., a...
Transcarotid Artery Revascularization Shows Favorable Outcomes in Patients With Carotid Artery Disease
News | Stents Carotid | July 30, 2018
July 30, 2018 — Silk Road Medical Inc. recently announced the presentation of real-world data for the treatment of...
iSchemaView Brings RAPID Imaging Platform to Australia and New Zealand
News | Stroke | July 13, 2018
July 13, 2018 – iSchemaView has signed Diagnostic Imaging Australia (DIA) to be the exclusive distributor for the RAPID...
IAC Awards First CT Accreditation for a Mobile Stroke Unit
News | Computed Tomography (CT) | July 09, 2018
July 9, 2018 — The Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) recently recognized the University of Tennessee Health...
Treating AFib With Ablation Reduces Mortality and Stroke
News | Ablation Systems | July 05, 2018
July 5, 2018 — Using catheter-based ablation instead of medications alone reduces the risks of death and stroke in...
Dictum Health Launches Advanced Telestroke Module for Virtual Exam Room Platform
Technology | Teleradiology | June 28, 2018
June 28, 2018 — Dictum Health Inc., creators of the Virtual Exam Room (VER) telehealth technology, announced the...
Watchman FLX in Clinical Trial at MedStar Heart and Vascular Institute
News | Left Atrial Appendage (LAA) Occluders | June 26, 2018
June 26, 2018 — MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute physicians participating in a clinical trial have become the...
NewYork-Presbyterian Expands Mobile Stroke Treatment Unit Fleet
News | Stroke | June 11, 2018
June 11, 2018 — NewYork-Presbyterian, in collaboration with Weill Cornell Medicine, Columbia University Irving Medical...
International Study Suggests Combination Therapy May Prevent Stroke in Certain People
News | Stroke | June 07, 2018
June 7, 2018 — Results from an international clinical trial show that combining clopidogrel and aspirin following a...
Medtronic MindFrame Capture LP Revascularization Device Recalled.
News | Thrombectomy Devices | May 21, 2018
May 21, 2018 — Medtronic and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced a Class I Urgent Medical Device...