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. 

warfarin, atrial fibrillation, dementia, Intermountain Healthcare Study, HRS 2016
News | Antiplatelet and Anticoagulation Therapies | May 09, 2016

May 9, 2016 — A new study has found an increased risk of dementia in patients with...

University of Tennessee, Mobile Stroke Unit, CT angiography, Siemens Somatom Scope
News | Stroke | March 23, 2016

March 23, 2016 — The University of Tennessee College of Medicine in Memphis introduced a new, comprehensive Mobile...

stroke damage, MRI, contrast agent, gelatinase, University of Missouri study
News | Stroke | March 16, 2016

March 16, 2016 ― A team of researchers led by the University of Missouri School of Medicine has developed a new,...

SITS Open trial, mechanical thrombectomy devices. pREset, stroke treatment
News | Thrombectomy Devices | March 08, 2016

March 8, 2016 — phenox GmbH announced participation in the SITS Open clinical trial, where pREset and pREset LITE...

CREST trial results, New England Journal of Medicine, stenting, endarterectomy, carotid artery stenosis
News | Cath Lab | March 04, 2016

March 4, 2016 — Recent results from the Carotid Revascularization Endarterectomy versus Stenting Trial (CREST) are...

endovascular therapy, stroke clot removal, CT perfusion, brain imaging, International Stroke Conference study
News | Stroke | March 04, 2016

March 4, 2016 — Brain imaging may accurately identify patients likely to benefit from...

Nexstim, NICHE trial, interim analysis, Navigated Brain Therapy for stroke, NBT
News | Stroke | March 02, 2016

March 2, 2016 — Nexstim Plc announced that the Data Safety Monitoring Board (DSMB), an independent committee of...

CLEAR III trial, hemorrhagic stroke, tPA, International Stroke Conference

Before (left) and after (right) scan of the brain of a CLEAR III patient. A ventricular catheter has been used to administer tPA. The volume of blood from an intraventricular hemorrhage (white-grey mass in the middle of the brain) is significantly reduced post-treatment. Image courtesy of CLEAR III.

News | Stroke | February 23, 2016

February 23, 2016 — Using clot-busting drugs to clear blood from the brain’s ventricles may be the first effective...

stroke risk, cardiovascular surgery vs stenting, CREST trial, UAB, NEJM
News | Stroke | February 22, 2016

February 22, 2016 — Investigators for the Carotid Revascularization Endarterectomy versus Stenting Trial (CREST)...

Mercy St. Vincent, northwest Ohio, mobile stroke unit, Ceretom CT scanner
News | Stroke | February 22, 2016

February 22, 2016 — Samsung NeuroLogica and Mercy Life Flight Network announce the debut of the mobile stroke unit (...

Watchman, LAA closure device, cost effectiveness, VIvek Reddy, stroke reduction, study
News | Left Atrial Appendage (LAA) Occluders | January 06, 2016

January 6, 2016 — A new study determined that the...

recurrent stroke risk, low blood flow, vertebrobasilar region, NOVA, UIC
News | Stroke | December 23, 2015

December 23, 2015 — Patients who have had a ...

Boston Scientific, Watchman FLX, LAA closure device, CE mark, first European implants
News | Left Atrial Appendage (LAA) Occluders | November 20, 2015

November 20, 2015 — Boston Scientific announced the first implants of the Watchman FLX...

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