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. 

FDA Clears First AI-Powered Clinical Decision Support Software for Stroke
Technology | Clinical Decision Support | February 14, 2018
February 14, 2018 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced marketing clearance for Viz.AI’s Contact...
Renal Cysts May Signal Stroke Risk
News | Stroke | February 05, 2018
February 5, 2018 — Sacs of fluid in the kidneys may indicate there is also blood vessel damage in the brain and a...
Study Shows Embotrap Device Usage During Stroke Treatment Yields Positive Rates Revascularization
News | Stroke | February 01, 2018
February 1, 2018 – EmboTrap Device, a device designed to remove clots from the brain following an ischemic stroke,...
Results of the PROMISE Study Presented at International Stroke Conference
News | Stroke | January 25, 2018
January 25, 2018 – Penumbra Inc. today announced results of the company-sponsored PROMISE Study, demonstrating real-...
Medtronic Receives FDA Clearance for Riptide Aspiration System
Technology | Atherectomy Devices | January 16, 2018
January 16, 2018 — Medtronic plc announced the company’s Neurovascular business unit received U.S. Food and Drug...
Robocath Receives $1.5 Million in Capital for Advancement of R-One Robotic System
News | Robotic Systems | December 06, 2017
December 6, 2017 — French company Robocath, which designs and develops robotic solutions for the treatment of vascular...
Coffee Associated With Reduced Risk of Heart Failure, Stroke. AHA 2017. #AHA2017
News | Heart Failure | November 25, 2017
November 25, 2017 — Drinking coffee may be associated with a decreased risk of developing heart failure or having...
Studies find 15 percent of all heart attack and stroke patients and 9 percent of CABG patients were uninsured before passage of the Affordable Care Act. AHA 2017, #aha2017
News | November 25, 2017
November 25, 2017 — The majority of patients without health insurance who were hospitalized for heart attack, stroke or...
Videos | Structural Heart Occluders | November 08, 2017
John Rhodes, M.D., co-director of the adult congenital heart program, Medical University of South Carolina, is the...
Majority of High-Risk Stroke Patients Not Being Screened for Common Risk Factors
News | Stroke | September 28, 2017
September 28, 2017 — New research revealed that on average, more than 75 percent of people aged 65 and older worldwide...
News | Cardiac Diagnostics | September 12, 2017
September 12, 2017 — Contracting shingles, a reactivation of the chickenpox virus, increases a person’s risk of stroke...
Protembis Announces Successful First-in-Human Use of  ProtEmbo Cerebral Protection System in European Trial
News | Embolic Protection Devices | September 07, 2017
September 7, 2017 — Protembis GmbH announced the first clinical applications of its ProtEmbo Cerebral Protection System...
PinnacleHealth First in Pennsylvania to Implant Sentinel Cerebral Protection System
News | Embolic Protection Devices | August 23, 2017
August 23, 2017 — PinnacleHealth is the first hospital in Pennsylvania and one of the first 10 in the country to...
SanBio Receives $20 Million Grant for Stroke Clinical Trial
News | Stroke | July 12, 2017
July 12, 2017 — SanBio Inc. recently announced it has been awarded a $20 million grant from the California Institute of...
German Workshop Highlights Possibilities of Perfusion MRI
News | Stroke | July 03, 2017
July 3, 2017 — When diagnosing strokes and heart diseases or looking at tumors, perfusion magnetic resonance imaging (...