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. 

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...

global thrombectomy devices market, Allied Market Research report, 2022
News | Thrombectomy Devices | January 05, 2017

January 5, 2017 — A new report published by Allied Market Research forecasts that the global...

stroke, FDA seeks stroke registries, brain infarct
News | Stroke | January 02, 2017

January 2, 2017 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) hopes to build clinical evidence through new...

InspireMD, CGuard embolic protection system, EPS, clinical data, internal carotid artery stenosis, ICA
News | Stents Carotid | November 18, 2016

November 18, 2016 — InspireMD Inc. announced in mid-October the online publication of positive clinical data in a...

RESPECT trial, Amplatzer PFO Occluder, St. Jude Medical, TCT 2016
News | Structural Heart Occluders | November 02, 2016

November 2, 2016 — St. Jude Medical Inc. announced the long-term data from RESPECT, a landmark trial, during a First...

St. Jude Medical, Amplatzer PFO Occluder, FDA approval, U.S. launch
Technology | Structural Heart Occluders | November 02, 2016

November 2, 2016 — St. Jude Medical Inc. announced this week the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval...

SentreHeart, Lariat Suture Delivery Device, financing round, aMAZE Trial
News | Left Atrial Appendage (LAA) Occluders | October 20, 2016

October 20, 2016 — SentreHeart Inc. announced in late September the closing of a $35 million Series D round of...

recall, alligator retrieval device, X-Celerator hydrophilic guidewire, UltraFlow flow directed micro catheters, Marathon flow directed micro catheters
News | Cath Lab | October 18, 2016

October 18, 2016 — Medtronic plc announced last week that it has notified customers of a voluntary recall of certain...

transcarotid artery revascularization, TCAR Surveillance Project, Society for Vascular Surgery Patient Safety Organization, SVS PSO,
News | Stents Carotid | October 13, 2016

October 13, 2016 — A surveillance project to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of transcarotid artery...

Neuravi, EmboTrap II stent retriever, thrombectomy device, acute stroke, European launch, CE Mark
News | Thrombectomy Devices | September 28, 2016

September 28, 2016 — Neuravi recently announced Conformité Européenne (CE) Mark approval and launch of the company’s...

PFO closure, patent foramen ovale, AAN recommendation, American Academy of Neurology, stroke patients
News | Structural Heart Occluders | August 08, 2016

August 8, 2016 — Updated recommendations from the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) states that catheter-based...

Penumbra System, ACE68 Reperfusion Catheter, thrombectomy device, SNIS 2016, acute ischemic stroke patients
Technology | Thrombectomy Devices | July 27, 2016

July 27, 2016 — Penumbra Inc. announced U.S. commercial availability of its latest...

Million Hearts Cardiovascular Disease Risk Reduction Model, CMS, reduce heart attacks and strokes, participants
News | Patient Engagement | July 22, 2016

July 22, 2016 — The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently announced 516 awardees in 47 states...

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