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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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...

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News | Stents Carotid | October 13, 2016

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

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News | Thrombectomy Devices | September 28, 2016

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

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News | Structural Heart Occluders | August 08, 2016

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

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Technology | Thrombectomy Devices | July 27, 2016

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

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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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This image combines pre- and post-treatment scans from the same patient. Analysis of the two scans revealed that the area and size of post-treatment bleeding corresponded to blood-brain barrier disruption (shown in green, yellow and red) prior to therapy. Image courtesy of Richard Leigh, NINDS.

News | Stroke | June 29, 2016

June 29, 2016 — In a study of stroke patients, investigators confirmed through...

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Brain scan showing damage caused by bleeding during a hemorrhagic stroke. Image courtesy of Adnan I Qureshi, M.D., University of Minnesota.

News | Stroke | June 09, 2016

June 9, 2016 — An international stroke...

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News | Stroke | June 01, 2016

June 1, 2016 — A person is admitted to the hospital with a...

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Feature | Structural Heart Occluders | May 27, 2016 | Dave Fornell

May 27, 2016 — A U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) panel recommended approval of a transcatheter patent...

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The Boston Scientific Watchman device is currently the only transcatheter LAA occluder cleared for use in the United States.

Feature | Left Atrial Appendage (LAA) Occluders | May 20, 2016 | Dave Fornell

Atrial fibrillation (AF) affects nearly 6 million Americans and the condition puts them at significantly greater...

News | Atrial Fibrillation | May 19, 2016

May 19, 2016 — Physician-researchers in the College of Medicine at the University of Cincinnati have developed a...

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