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. 

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...
Lower Oral DOAC Anticoagulant Use Associated With More Thromboembolic Events Than Warfarin. #HRS 2018
News | Antiplatelet and Anticoagulation Therapies | May 18, 2018
May 18, 2018 — Nearly half of patients prescribed warfarin and just under one third of those using newer direct oral...
RHYTHM Study Reveals Link Between Total AF Burden and Stroke Risk
News | ECG Monitoring Services | May 17, 2018
May 17, 2018 — A new study published in JAMA Cardiology used the Zio continuous cardiac monitoring system by iRhythm to...
New Combined Risk Score More Effectively Predicts Stroke Risk in AFib Patients

Image courtesy of Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute

News | Atrial Fibrillation | May 11, 2018
May 11, 2018 — A new study finds that integrating two separate clinical risk score models more accurately helps...
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 stroke...