Tag: stroke

Deep brain stimulation found to yield “robust but limited” clinical benefits...

A recent study evaluating the efficacy of deep brain stimulation (DBS) in patients with disorders of consciousness reported that robust but limited clinical benefits—predominantly...

Hospitals participating in Get With The Guidelines – Stroke offer higher...

A recent study reports data indicative of higher quality healthcare for hospitalised patients with ischaemic stroke at hospitals participating in the Get With The...

New results demonstrate ability to automatically detect suspected large-vessel occlusion stroke...

Viz.ai has further advanced the field of stroke imaging and workflow by developing a novel method for the detection of signs of large vessel...

Viz.ai designated as American Heart Association/American Stroke Association Get With the...

Viz.ai, an applied artificial intelligence company, has been designated as a compatible vendor for the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association Get With The Guidelines...

iSchemaView RAPID integrates with Join, Allm’s medical communications platform

iSchemaView has announced that the RAPID platform is now compatible with Join, a medical communication app developed by Allm, a multinational developer of mobile...

Time is “money”, not just brain

Thrombectomy is a highly effective way to treat ischaemic large vessel occlusion stroke. “Time is brain” remains crucial as the thrombectomy benefit is highly...

Stroke patients treated at a teaching hospital are less likely to...

Stroke patients appear to receive better care at teaching hospitals with less chance of landing back in hospital during the early stages of recovery,...

First pass effect…always the goal!

Ischaemic stroke is as quick as it is destructive; minutes, even seconds can be the difference between patients returning to a healthy life or a hindered one....

Breastfeeding may help protect mothers against stroke

Breastfeeding is not only good for babies, there is growing evidence it may also reduce the risk for stroke in post-menopausal women who reported breastfeeding at...

Randomised controlled trial needed to determine safety of direct mechanical thrombectomy...

The meta-analysis trial showed no evidence that rates of successful reperfusion differed in direct mechanical thombectomy and intravenous thrombolysis prior to mechanical thrombectomy. In contrast...

Time delays to thrombectomy for stroke reduce patient lifetime and economic...

Every minute that endovascular thrombectomy (EVT) for a stroke patient is delayed decreases the patient's quality of life and lifespan, and reduces the significant...

Clinical study looking into mechanical thrombectomy for major stroke starts in...

The TENSION research project is to conduct a clinical study to show whether patients affected by severe strokes can also benefit from the mechanical...

Portable device detects severe stroke with 93% sensitivity

The volumetric impedance phase shift spectroscopy (VIPS) device is a portable, noninvasive way of detecting severe stroke, including emergent large vessel occlusion (ELVO), with...

How to treat ischaemic stroke fast: Getting the correct patient to...

“The single biggest challenge going forward is the organisation of stroke care,” says Mayank Goyal (University of Calgary, Canada). He dissected the arguments at...

Life-saving stroke educational program goes global

In an effort to improve stroke recognition and reduce life-threatening pre-hospital delays worldwide, an international team lead by researchers at Penn Medicine (Philadelphia, USA)...

Thrombectomy in acute stroke therapy: Feasible for very old patients, but...

The mechanical removal of blood clots in acute stroke is highly effective but not suitable for all patients. This is a finding of a...

iSchemaView completes MDSAP audit — moves to expand worldwide adoption of...

iSchemaView has announced that the company has completed the Medical Device Single Audit Program (MDSAP), with coming certification. iSchemaView is now applying for clearances...

ESO and SAFE launch new stroke action plan for Europe: 2018-2030

The action plan provides a clear road map and suggests recommendations and targets for 2030 as an aide to governments. It has the aim...

Stroke survivors could gain the most from new blood pressure guidelines

Treating high blood pressure in stroke survivors more aggressively, could cut deaths by one-third, according to new research in the Journal of the American Heart...

Brainomix secures £7m investment to tackle strokes with AI

Brainomix, a medical imaging company using artificial intelligence (AI) for the fast diagnosis and treatment of stroke victims, has attracted £7m of investment to...

Gene therapy may help brain heal from stroke, other injuries

Scientists have found a genetic trigger that may improve the brain’s ability to heal from a range of debilitating conditions, from strokes to concussions...

Stroke affects more than just the physical

A new study looks at what problems affect people most after a stroke and it provides a broader picture than what some may usually...

WEAVE trial shows positive results using Wingspan stent system

The final results showed that following on-label indications resulted in extremely low periprocedural stroke and death rate (2.6%) with Wingspan for FDA approved indication....

Shorter treatment times for endovascular therapy with “trip-and-treat” stroke model

A team at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, USA, has shown that their trip-and-treat model is associated with shorter treatment times for endovascular...

Stretchable electronics a “game changer” for stroke recovery treatment

A groundbreaking new wearable sensor designed to be worn on the throat could be a game-changer in the field of stroke rehabilitation. Developed in the lab...

FDA expands treatment window for use of clot retrieval devices in...

The US Food and Drug Administration has cleared the use of the Trevo clot retrieval device to treat certain stroke patients up to 24...

FDA permits marketing of software that may alert doctors of stroke...

The US Food and Drug Administration have permitted the marketing of the Viz.AI Contact application, a type of clinical decision support software designed to...

Eye could provide “window to the brain” after stroke

Research into curious bright spots in the eyes on stroke patients’ brain images could one day alter the way these individuals are assessed and...

New ischaemic stroke guidelines widen mechanical thrombectomy window to 24 hours...

The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association released updated ischaemic stroke guidelines that were published in Stroke, and released during the International Stroke...

The Joint Commission, American Heart Association/American Stroke Association announce new thrombectomy...

The Joint Commission, in collaboration with the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, the world’s leading voluntary health organisation devoted to fighting cardiovascular disease and...

Medtronic gets US FDA clearance for Riptide aspiration system

The Riptide aspiration system is intended for use in the revascularisation of patients with acute ischaemic stroke secondary to intracranial large vessel occlusive disease...

Virtual reality training may be as effective as regular therapy after...

Using virtual reality therapy to improve arm and hand movement after a stroke is equally as effective as regular therapy, according to a study...

Portable transcranial doppler technology can accurately measure strokes

Medical device company Neural Analytics has announced the results from the first phase of the EXPEDITE (Evaluate a next generation portable diagnostic platform for determination and immediate triage of emergency...

Claret Medical closes US$14.5 million in Series C financing to extend...

Claret Medical, developer of the Sentinel cerebral protection system, has closed on a Series C financing of US$14.5 million led by Lightstone Ventures, with participation...

African Americans live shorter lives due to heart disease and stroke

The average lifespan of African Americans is significantly shorter than white Americans, mostly because of heart disease and stroke, which contributed to more than two million years...

Risk factors on rise among people with stroke

Despite prevention efforts, researchers have found a significant increase over a 10-year period in the percentage of people with stroke who have high blood...

European Stroke Organisation urges Europe to end “stroke care lottery”

Stroke experts from across Europe gathered in Brussels under the umbrella of the European Stroke Organisation (ESO) to call on political leaders to recognise...

American men may be having fewer strokes

The overall rate of stroke in the USA has been declining in recent years. However, this may only be good news for men. Research...

Robotic ankle rehabilitation helps post-stroke recovery

A study published in NeuroRehabilitation by Feinstein Institute for Medical Research (Manhasset, USA) scientist Bruce T Volpe and Johanna L Chang has found that...

Foundational study shows soft suit exoskeleton improves walking for stroke survivors

A new study published in the Journal of Science Translational Medicine finds that use of a soft suit exoskeleton system facilitates normal walking ability...

Teenage weight gain linked to increased stroke risk as an adult

Kids who become overweight during their teenage years may be more likely to develop a stroke decades later than kids who did not become...

Cirrhosis associated with increased risk of stroke

Cirrhosis was associated with increased risk of stroke, especially haemorrhagic, in a study that included a representative sample of more than 1.6 million Medicare...

Horse, rhythm-and-music therapies may boost recovery after stroke

Horseback riding and rhythm-and-music therapies may improve stroke survivors’ perception of recovery, gait, balance, grip strength and cognition years after their stroke, according to...

Higher levels of biomarker linked to increased stroke risk for women

Women with elevated levels of a protein in their blood may be at a higher risk of ischaemic stroke, according to a study published...

Consumption of diet drinks associated with increased risk of stroke and...

Drinking at least one artificially sweetened beverage daily has been associated with almost three times the risk of developing stroke or dementia compared to those who drank artificially-sweetened...

Stanford Health Care recertified as advanced comprehensive stroke centre

Stanford Health Care has been recertified by The Joint Commission as an advanced comprehensive stroke centre, a designation reserved for institutions with specific abilities...

Helistroke service: flying the physician to the stroke patient works

Flying a stroke specialist by helicopter to a nearby stroke patient for emergency care is feasible, saves money and, most importantly, gets critical care...

Mexican-Americans receive less intensive stroke rehabilitation, new study says

A new pilot study reports that Mexican-American stroke survivors are less likely to receive inpatient rehabilitation than non-Hispanic whites. The study is the next...

Ralph L Sacco elected president of American Academy of Neurology

The American Academy of Neurology (AAN) has elected Ralph L Sacco (Miller School of Medicine at the University of Miami, Miami, USA) as its...

University of Miami Health System starts trial to test regenerative treatment...

The University of Miami Health System is starting a clinical trial to further evaluate the safety and efficacy of an investigational cell therapy for...

Regular exercise, not body mass, before stroke may predict disability later

A new study has suggested that it is the amount of regular exercise people get, not the amount of body fat they have, that...

World Federation of Neurology welcomes WHO classification of stroke as neurological...

A new International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD) is to be implemented for stroke by the Wold Health Organisation (WHO)....

Janssen and Premier to initiate stroke risk management study among AF...

Janssen Pharmaceuticals has collaborated with Premier on the first and largest study of its kind to address an unmet medical need for hospitalised patients...

Insomnia associated with increased risk of heart attack and stroke

Insomnia is associated with increased risk of heart attack and stroke, according to new research published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology. “Sleep is...

Study shows stem cell therapy is safe for stroke patients

A multicentre trial exploring whether a single dose of millions of adult, bone-marrow-derived stem cells can aid stroke recovery indicates it is safe and...

TAVI Linked with bleeding in the brain and neurological impairment

Of 84 older patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve implantationt (TAVI), nearly a quarter developed new microbleeds in the brain after their procedure, according to...

ACC 2017: Anticoagulant treatment may be unnecessary for stroke prevention following...

For patients with persistent atrial fibrillation or those who are at high risk for recurring atrial fibrillation, catheter ablation is recommended, followed most often...

First European cases using Emblok cerebral protection take place in Italy

The first European clinical cases using the Emblok Embolic Protection System (Innovative Cardiovascular Solutions) in patients undergoing TAVI (transcatheter aortic valve implantation) procedures have...

CX 2017: Acute Stroke Consensus highlights

Interventions in the aorta and manipulations in the aortic arch have become a “potential source of embolisation to the brain,” notes Roger Greenhalgh, Chairman...

FDA clears Reveal LINQ Insertable Cardiac Monitor with TruRhythm Detection

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has given 510(k) clearance to Medtronic for its Reveal LINQ Insertable Cardiac Monitor (ICM) with TruRhythm Detection. A...

Telemedicine ambulance may deliver faster stroke care

When experiencing a stroke, people who are brought to the hospital in an ambulance with a computed tomography (CT) scanner and telemedicine capabilities are...

NuvOx Pharma and University of Arkansas begin phase IB/II clinical stroke...

NuvOx Pharma has announced that the first patients have been dosed in a Phase Ib/II clinical trial for NVX-208, an oxygen therapeutic being developed...

Bleeding stroke survivors at higher risk of depression, dementia

People who survive brain bleeds are at significantly higher risk of later developing depression and dementia, according to research presented at the American Stroke...

ESO-ESMINT-ESNR host annual Stroke Winter School

The European Stroke Organisation (ESO), together with the European Society of Minimally Invasive Neurological Therapy (ESMINT) and the European Society of Neuroradiology (ESNR), endorsed...

New trends in stroke care—How an insertable cardiac monitor improves AF...

By Anil Yallapragada In 2010, it was reported that the world-wide prevalence of individuals living with a stroke was approximately 33 million,1 with 17 million...

Three-dimensional blood vessel examination may improve understanding of dementia and stroke

A study published in the Journal of Anatomy has made a breakthrough in the examination of blood vessels in the brain, giving scientists a...

Brain generates replacement cells after stroke

UCLA researchers have shown that the brain can be repaired—and brain function can be recovered—after a stroke in animals. The discovery could have important...

MedyMatch reveals artificial intelligence deep vision intracranial bleed detection technology

MedyMatch Technology has announced that after several years of extensive research and development, it has achieved a major milestone in the availability, for research,...

Neighbourhoods important factor in risk of stroke for all races

A higher neighbourhood advantage, or socioeconomic status, of where a person lives contributes to a lower risk of having a stroke no matter the...

New hope for recovery of hand movement for stroke patients

Stroke patients are starting a trial of a new electronic device to recover movement and control of their hand. Neuroscientists at Newcastle University, UK,...

First patient enrolled in EXPEDITE study to evaluate portable diagnostic platform...

The first patient has been enrolled in the EXPEDITE (Evaluate a next generation portable diagnostic platform for determination and immediate triage of emergency large vessel stroke) phase I clinical study...

MRI guidance shows promise in delivering stem cell therapies

Working with animals, a team of scientists reports it has delivered stem cells to the brain with unprecedented precision by threading a catheter through...

First-in-man study associated with improved neurological function for stroke patients treated...

In a report published online in the Lancet, investigators describe the results of the phase 1, first-in-man study of human neural stem cells in...

World’s largest mobile stroke unit begins test run in Memphis, USA

A Wichita State University nursing faculty member, Wendy Dusenbury, has been invited to join an inaugural group of practitioners at the University of Tennessee...

General practitioner records indicate long term effects on patients of transient...

New findings from the University of Birmingham (Birmingham, UK) challenge the ‘transient’ nature of mini-strokes and provide insight into the long-term impact of an...

Air pollution shown to be leading risk factor for stroke worldwide

Air pollution—including environmental and household air pollution—has emerged as a leading risk factor for stroke worldwide, associated with about a third of the global...

World Stroke Organisation and Medtronic to promote stroke awareness

  The World Stroke Organization has announced a global partnership with Medtronic to increase stroke awareness through several initiatives. The two organisations will work together with...

Digital strategies show promise for emergency heart and stroke care

Mobile devices, social media, visual media and crowdsourcing have the potential to improve emergency care for cardiac arrests, heart attacks and strokes, according to...

Closer link needed between neurologists and cardiologists

While physicians are generally aware that atrial fibrillation is a leading preventable cause of a recurrent stroke, there is a lack of understanding of...