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. 

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June 12, 2019 — Boston Scientific Corp. has initiated the OPTION trial to compare safety and effectiveness of the next ...

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May 21, 2019 – Medical diagnostic artificial intelligence (AI) company MaxQ AI announced that Accipio Ax will begin ...

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Brain images that have been pre-reviewed by the Viz.AI artificial intelligence software to identify a stroke. The software automatically sends and alert to the attending physician's smartphone with links to the imaging for a final human assessment to help speed the time to diagnosis and treatment. Depending on the type of stroke, quick action is needed to either activate the neuro-interventional lab or to administer tPA.
Feature | Stroke | Inga Shugalo

With its increasing role in medical imaging, artificial intelligence (AI) gradually is becoming a go-to technology for ...

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This is an example of a carotid artery reporting module from Change Healthcare at 2018 Radiological Society of North ...

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April 24, 2019 — Stroke patients examined remotely by a teleneurologist were treated as quickly and effectively after ...

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April 10, 2019 — According to a new research study, straight tip guidewires, with a current share of more than a third ...

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March 27, 2019 — Training interventional radiologists to perform endovascular thrombectomies results in positive ...

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March 19, 2019 – iSchemaView announced the company’s co-founder Gregory Albers, M.D., has received the Distinguished ...

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ACC/AHA Update Guidance for Preventing Heart Disease; Stroke
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March 18, 2019 — The choices we make every day can have a lasting effect on our heart and vascular health. Adopting a ...

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March 1, 2019 — iSchemaView announced the release of RAPID Angio, a complete neuroimaging solution for the angiography s ...

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February 15, 2019 — Corindus Vascular Robotics Inc. is seeking premarket clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug ...

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February 7, 2019 — Giving birth is associated with a 14 percent higher risk of heart disease and stroke compared to ...

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News | Thrombectomy Devices

February 5, 2019  — Stroke survivors have better quality of life three months after their stroke if the clot that caused ...

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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.
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Catheter-based blood clot removal a decade ago was a standard of care for acute coronary revascularization, but declined ...

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