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 | February 20, 2015

February 20, 2015 — A recently completed National Institutes of Health-funded...

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Feature | December 19, 2014

December 19, 2014 — In a landmark study evaluating the addition of stent thrombectomy clot removal to pharmaceutical...

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Feature | December 09, 2014

December 9, 2014 — A study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC) shows...

Stenting Safe Effective Long-term Stroke Prevention
News | October 16, 2014

October 16, 2014 — Using stents to...

Tornado diagram summarizes one-way sensitivity analyses for the CVR strategy compared with the medical therapy strategy for the base-case analysis. Most ICERs were close to the base-case result because model parameters were varied through plausible ranges, with the exceptions of the cost of revascularization and the cost of chronic stroke care. Parameters are shown in descending order of influence on model results. RR = risk ratio.

News | October 15, 2014

October 15, 2014 — Imaging can be a cost-effective way to identify people at risk for stroke who might benefit from...

News | October 13, 2014

October 13, 2014 -- A study using a new imaging tool, optical coherence tomography (OCT), offered a new look at the...

News | October 07, 2014

October 7, 2014 — Claret Medical announced the first patient has been successfully treated in its SENTINEL trial, a...

News | August 06, 2014

August 6, 2014 — Medical market research group Decision Resources finds that the United States clot management...

News | June 23, 2014

June 23, 2014 — Researchers have announced the results of a four-year study that used 3-D...

Feature | June 03, 2014

June 3, 2014 — Strokes kill nearly 130,000 Americans every year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and...

News | April 16, 2014

April 16, 2014 — Covidien announced it has notified customers of a voluntary recall to address an issue with certain...

Feature | March 26, 2014

March 26, 2014 — Inspire MD Inc. has enrolled the first patient into the CARENET (CARotid Embolic protection study...

News | January 23, 2014
January 23, 2014 — Research published in the American Journal of Managed Care indicated using...
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News | December 26, 2013
December 26, 2013 — The National Institutes of Health announced that a network of 25 regional...
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News | December 18, 2013
December 18, 2013 — Johns Hopkins Hospital surgeons say skipping one commonly taken step during a routine procedure to...
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