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Data Boosts Support for Abbott, Gore PFO Closure Tech
Devices designed to lower a patient's stroke risk by surgically closing a hole in the heart known as a patent foramen ovale, have historically had a tough time in clinical trials. Data from three separate studies published in the New England Journal of Medicine could go a long way toward boosting support two market-leading PFO closure devices, but figuring out who should have the procedure and who should not continues to be a gray area for clinicians and patients. Long-term results from the RESPECT trial, which evaluated the Amplatzer device that Abbott acquired when it bought St. Jude Medical, along with new dat...
Source: MDDI - September 15, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: MD & M Minneapolis R Medical Device Business Source Type: news

MassDevice.com +5 | The top 5 medtech stories for September 15, 2017
Say hello to MassDevice +5, a bite-sized view of the top five medtech stories of the day. This feature of MassDevice.com’s coverage highlights our 5 biggest and most influential stories from the day’s news to make sure you’re up to date on the headlines that continue to shape the medical device industry. Get this in your inbox everyday by subscribing to our newsletters.   5. FDA cuts could threaten medtech innovation: Here’s why The Trump administration’s proposed federal budget could hurt the speed and quality of FDA review times, says a top expert at Musculoskeletal Clinical Regulator...
Source: Mass Device - September 15, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: MassDevice Tags: News Well Plus 5 Source Type: news

Studies support anti-stroke PFO closure devices from Abbott, Gore
Sykes and Clark; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. A trio of studies published this week in the New England Journal of Medicine showed that devices from Abbott (NYSE:ABT) and W.L. Gore & Assoc. designed to close a heart defect lowered the risk of a recurring episode in certain cryptogenic stroke patients. Long-term results from the 980-patient Respect trial of the Amplatzer device Abbott acquired along with St. Jude Medical this year, along with data from the Reduce study of Gore’s Helex and Cardioform and the French Close study of PFO closure devices with CE Mark approval, showed that they reduced the risk of re...
Source: Mass Device - September 15, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Cardiovascular Clinical Trials Surgical Abbott Structural heart W.L. Gore & Associates Source Type: news

DiaMedica begins Phase II trial to treat acute ischemic stroke
US-based biopharmaceutical firm DiaMedica Therapeutics has begun a Phase II clinical trial (REMEDY) of its therapeutic candidate DM199 for the treatment of patients with acute ischemic stroke. (Source: Drug Development Technology)
Source: Drug Development Technology - September 12, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Early Anticoagulation Strategies Comparable After Afib-Related Stroke (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- NOAC, warfarin show similar safety and efficacy after mild acute ischemic stroke (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - September 11, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Ischemic Stroke May Hint at Underlying Cancer Ischemic Stroke May Hint at Underlying Cancer
Undiagnosed cancer may trigger ischemic stroke events by inducing hypercoagulability, say Spanish researchers. The findings suggest that in particular, older stroke patients should be followed closely.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Ischemic Stroke May Hint at Underlying Cancer
(Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - September 8, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Higher Childhood BMI Linked to Higher Stroke Risk (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Concerns about coming increases in cases of early ischemic stroke (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - August 21, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Ischemic Stroke Complicating Thrombolytic Therapy for STEMI Ischemic Stroke Complicating Thrombolytic Therapy for STEMI
These two cases highlight the rare complication of ischemic stroke following fibrinolytic therapy for STEMI. What mechanism might explain this paradoxical occurrence?Journal of Medical Case Reports (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Radioiodine Therapy for Thyroid Cancer Doesn ’ t Up Stroke Risk
I - 131 therapy group showed no significantly higher risk of ischemic or hemorrhagic stroke (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - August 19, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Oncology, ENT, Radiology, Journal, Source Type: news

New Tool Predicts Bleeding Risk After TIA, Ischemic Stroke New Tool Predicts Bleeding Risk After TIA, Ischemic Stroke
The S2TOP-BLEED score can be used in clinical practice to identify patients receiving antiplatelet therapy who are at high risk for major bleeding after transient ischemic attack or ischemic stroke.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Short - Term Risk of Arterial Embolism Up in Cancer Patients
Increased risk of arterial thromboembolism, MI, ischemic stroke for cancer patients (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - August 15, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Neurology, Oncology, Journal, Source Type: news

An engineered S1P chaperone attenuates hypertension and ischemic injury
We report the development of a soluble carrier for S1P, ApoM-Fc, which activated S1P receptors in a sustained manner and promoted endothelial function. In contrast, ApoM-Fc did not modulate circulating lymphocyte numbers, suggesting that it specifically activated endothelial S1P receptors. ApoM-Fc administration reduced blood pressure in hypertensive mice, attenuated myocardial damage after ischemia/reperfusion injury, and reduced brain infarct volume in the middle cerebral artery occlusion model of stroke. Our proof-of-concept study suggests that selective and sustained targeting of endothelial S1P receptors by ApoM-Fc co...
Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment - August 15, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Swendeman, S. L., Xiong, Y., Cantalupo, A., Yuan, H., Burg, N., Hisano, Y., Cartier, A., Liu, C. H., Engelbrecht, E., Blaho, V., Zhang, Y., Yanagida, K., Galvani, S., Obinata, H., Salmon, J. E., Sanchez, T., Di Lorenzo, A., Hla, T. Tags: STKE Research Articles Source Type: news

Neural Analytics launches study of transcranial doppler for evaluating mild-TBI
Neural Analytics said today it enrolled the 1st patient in a 2-year study exploring the use of its Lucid M1 transcranial doppler ultrasound system to evaluate cerebral blood flow in patients with mild traumatic brain injuries. The Lucid M1 system is a portable all-in-one ultrasound system designed for measuring and displaying cerebral blood flow velocities in patients with brain disorders, the Los Angeles, Calif.-based company said. In the 240-patient trial, researchers at the University of California Los Angeles will examine high school and college age enrollees in 3 separate groups, including those who have been affected...
Source: Mass Device - August 10, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Diagnostics Neurological Neural Analytics Source Type: news

Men Driving Decrease in Stroke (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Men now on par with women for ischemic stroke (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - August 10, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Statins Overlooked for Secondary Stroke Prevention Statins Overlooked for Secondary Stroke Prevention
A nationwide study found one-fifth of patients discontinued statins 3 to 6 months after discharge for an ischemic stroke, while another study found less than half were ever prescribed a statin upon leaving the hospital.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Tenecteplase Not Better or Safer in Ischemic Stroke
(MedPage Today) -- First head-to-head trial shows no advantage against alteplase (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - August 3, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Stopping Statins After Stroke May Raise Risk of Another
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 2, 2017 -- Stroke survivors who stop taking cholesterol-lowering statins are at increased risk for another stroke, a new study finds. Researchers studied more than 45,000 ischemic stroke survivors who were prescribed a statin within... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 2, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Less Than Half of U.S. Stroke Patients Get Rx for Statins
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 2, 2017 -- Fewer than half of U.S. stroke survivors are prescribed cholesterol-lowering statins, a new study finds. Statins are recommended for patients who have had an ischemic stroke or mini-stroke (transient ischemic attack) to... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 2, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

10 Factors to Predict Bleeding Risk in Stroke Survivors
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 2, 2017 -- Stroke survivors at high risk for bleeding from drugs meant to prevent another stroke can be identified using a new scoring system, new research contends. Many patients who have an ischemic stroke -- which occurs when a... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 2, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Excellance Finishes New Mobile Stroke Unit Packed With All of the Latest Medical Technology to Diagnose and Treat Strokes
Excellance has delivered a new Mobile Stroke Unit (MSU) to Indiana University Health. These units are best-in-class for saving lives, preserving brain function, reducing post-hospitalization costs, and cutting alarm-to-therapy decision time by half. Indiana University Health Neurology and Neurosurgery features the latest and greatest in the world of healthcare, adding another tool to their stewardship in the world of neurological care and live-saving treatments. The latest in medical technology, the MSU features an onboard mobile CT scanner, lab, and telemedicine unit, allowing the doctor to interface with the unit and ...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - July 30, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Excellance Tags: Industry News Operations Source Type: news

Excellance Finishes New Mobile Stroke Unit Packed With All of the Latest Medical Technology to Diagnose and Treat Strokes
Excellance has delivered a new Mobile Stroke Unit (MSU) to Indiana University Health. These units are best-in-class for saving lives, preserving brain function, reducing post-hospitalization costs, and cutting alarm-to-therapy decision time by half. Indiana University Health Neurology and Neurosurgery features the latest and greatest in the world of healthcare, adding another tool to their stewardship in the world of neurological care and live-saving treatments. The latest in medical technology, the MSU features an onboard mobile CT scanner, lab, and telemedicine unit, allowing the doctor to interface with the unit and ...
Source: JEMS Operations - July 30, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Excellance Tags: Industry News Operations Source Type: news

Patients With TIA or Stroke on Aspirin May Benefit From Another Antiplatelet Drug Patients With TIA or Stroke on Aspirin May Benefit From Another Antiplatelet Drug
Patients who have a transient ischemic attack (TIA) or stroke while they're on aspirin may have better vascular health and avoid future strokes if they add or switch to another antiplatelet agent within days, a new meta-analysis suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

MassDevice.com +5 | The top 5 medtech stories for July 25, 2017
Say hello to MassDevice +5, a bite-sized view of the top five medtech stories of the day. This feature of MassDevice.com’s coverage highlights our 5 biggest and most influential stories from the day’s news to make sure you’re up to date on the headlines that continue to shape the medical device industry. Get this in your inbox everyday by subscribing to our newsletters.   5. How a single drop of blood can detect sepsis Sepsis can be identified by a single drop of blood, thanks to a lab-on-a-chip device from the University of Illinois. Researchers at the University of Illinois and the Carle Foundati...
Source: Mass Device - July 25, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: MassDevice Tags: News Well Plus 5 Source Type: news

Stroke, TIA Survivors Without Early Complications Still Face Increased Long-Term Risks (FREE)
By Amy Orciari Herman Edited by Susan Sadoughi, MD Adults who are clinically stable in the early period after a stroke or transient ischemic attack face increased risks for adverse outcomes years later, according to a Canadian Medical Association … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - July 24, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

FDA recalls Penumbra 3D Revascularization device over wire separation issues
The FDA today released a recall notice for Penumbra‘s (NYSE:PEN) 3D Revascularization Device, part of its Penumbra system designed to remove thrombus from brain blood vessels during strokes, over issues with wire breaks and separations. The FDA labeled the recall as Class I, its most serious designation, indicating that there is a reasonable probability that use of the product could cause serious adverse health consequences or death. The 3D Revascularization device is designed to restore blood flow or remove blood clots in blood vessels in the brain during acute ischemic stroke in patients who are ineligible or ...
Source: Mass Device - July 21, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Blood Management Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Neurological Recalls Vascular Penumbra Inc. Source Type: news

Silk Road Medical raises $47m
Silk Road Medical said today it raised $47 million in a new funding round to support its Enroute products designed for transcarotid artery revascularization procedures. The round was led by newly invested Norwest Venture Partners and Janus Capital Management funds and joined by existing investors Warburg Pincus, The Vertical Group and CRG, the Sunnyvale, Calif.-based company said. Silk Road’s Enroute neuroprotection system is designed to allow physicians direct access to the common carotid artery in the neck to initiate high rate temporary blood flow reversal to protect the brain from stroke during implantations...
Source: Mass Device - July 18, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Vascular Silk Road Medical Inc. Source Type: news

Isolated Atypical Transient Symptoms in a Cohort With TIA Isolated Atypical Transient Symptoms in a Cohort With TIA
Isolated atypical transient symptoms, such as partial sensory deficit, vertigo, visual deficit, or diplopia can be associated with many diagnoses. How often do they indicate transient ischemic attack?Stroke (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Does coffee make you live longer?
Conclusion This study, conducted on a large number of people across Europe, was backed up by similar findings in the US. It appears to show some association between people who drink higher amounts of coffee and a reduced risk of death. But the "potentially beneficial clinical implications" need to be considered carefully for a number of reasons: Although the analyses were adjusted for some confounding variables, there may be a number of other factors that differ between the groups that account for the differences in death, such as socioeconomic status, family history, other medical conditions, and use of medic...
Source: NHS News Feed - July 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Food/diet Source Type: news

Higher Coated-platelet Levels Tied to Increased Stroke Risk After TIA Higher Coated-platelet Levels Tied to Increased Stroke Risk After TIA
A higher percentage of coated-platelets following transient ischemic attack (TIA) is associated with an increased risk of stroke in the ensuing 30 days, researchers report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - July 5, 2017 Category: Pathology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Adolescent Obesity Fuels Rising Midlife Stroke Rates Adolescent Obesity Fuels Rising Midlife Stroke Rates
An increase in body mass index during adolescence was associated with a raised risk for both ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke during adulthood in a new study.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Overweight teen boys have increased risk of stroke in later life
Conclusion The findings of this large longitudinal cohort study seem to demonstrate a link between being overweight aged 20 and an increased risk of stroke. This risk was regardless of whether the boy had been overweight aged 8 or not. There seemed to be no increased risk for boys who were overweight aged 8 but were a normal weight by the age of 20. The study was conducted before the obesity epidemic, and might be even more relevant today. But there are a number of considerations to take into account before we draw any conclusions: Participants were followed up until they were 52-68, so all the strokes occurred at...
Source: NHS News Feed - June 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Obesity Pregnancy/child Source Type: news

Teen Weight Rise Tied to Adult Stroke Risk (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Swedish study links rising teen BMI to later ischemic stroke, ICH in men (Source: MedPage Today State Required CME)
Source: MedPage Today State Required CME - June 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Ischemic stroke: Causes, symptoms, and risk factors
An ischemic stroke is caused by a blood clot or plaque buildup. Strokes have several signs that can alert someone to the need for emergency care. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Stroke Source Type: news

Being overweight, not just obese, still carries serious health risks
Conclusion This impressively large global study demonstrates that the prevalence of obesity is increasing worldwide among both children and adults. It supports what has long been thought, that increased body mass index (BMI) contributes to a range of illnesses and is ultimately responsible for a large number of deaths, particularly from cardiovascular disease. One potential limitation is the use of self-reported BMI or health outcome data in some of the studies, although the majority used a specific independent measurement so this is unlikely to have biased results too much. It is also always difficult from observational d...
Source: NHS News Feed - June 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Obesity Source Type: news

4 questions parents have about moyamoya disease
Last month, families from across the country gathered at Boston Children’s Hospital to celebrate World Moyamoya Day. The expert speakers at the Moyamoya Family Day Symposium shared the latest information about this rare but very serious condition with parents and patients alike. Moyamoya disease occurs when the walls of the internal carotid arteries — the vessels that supply blood to important areas of the brain — become thickened and narrowed. As a result, blood flow to the brain slows, making blood clots more likely. Kids with moyamoya disease are at significantly higher risk of having a stroke, as well...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - June 13, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Jessica Cerretani Tags: Ask the Expert Diseases & Conditions Dr. Edward Smith moyamoya Moyamoya Disease Program Source Type: news

Gait change is associated with cognitive outcome after an acute ischemic stroke - Sagnier S, Renou P, Olindo S, Debruxelles S, Poli M, Rouanet F, Munsch F, Tourdias T, Sibon I.
BACKGROUND: Cognition and gait have often been studied separately after stroke whereas it has been suggested that these two domains could interact through a cognitive-motor interference. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the influence of gait changes on cogni... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 10, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Clinical benefit of clot retrieval now proven up to 24 hours after major ischemic stroke
(Rush University Medical Center) Results of an international, randomized controlled research study show that mechanical thrombectomy, which is an endovascular treatment to remove a stroke-causing blood clot in the brain, is effective in some patients even when performed within 6 to 24 hours after a stroke. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Migraine Not Associated With Large Vessel Atherosclerosis in Stroke Migraine Not Associated With Large Vessel Atherosclerosis in Stroke
Migraine is not associated with large vessel cerebrovascular atherosclerosis in patients with acute ischemic stroke, according to results from the Dutch Acute Stroke Study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - June 2, 2017 Category: Radiology Tags: Nursing News Source Type: news

Is Epinephrine Safe for Older Patients with Anaphylaxis?
This study aimed to determine the clinical value, and potential cardiovascular harm, on elderly patients with anaphylaxis who received intramuscular (IM) and IV epinephrine. Over a five-year period, the researchers examined the ED record of anaphylactic patients over the age of 50 who were transported to two urban EDs. They compared the clinical outcome and cardiovascular complications between younger and older adults who received epinephrine for anaphylaxis. Of the 2,995 patients with allergy-related complaints, 492 were treated for anaphylaxis. Of them, 122 (24.8%) were older adults. Only 36.1% of the older patients rece...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - June 1, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Keith Wesley, MD, FACEP Tags: Patient Care Columns Source Type: news

Study Examines Effectiveness of Acute Care Coordination Medical App
Stop Stroke Dickson R, Nedelcut A, Nedelcut MM. Stop stroke: A brief report on door-to-needle times and performance after implementing an acute care coordination medical application and implications to emergency medical services. Prehosp Disaster Med. 2017;32(3):1-5. High-acuity EMS patients, such as those suffering traumatic injuries, stroke or acute myocardial infarction, often benefit from timely administration of definitive care. Optimizing systems of care between out-of-hospital and in-hospital practitioners is one method of ensuring patients receive needed emergency care as expeditiously as possible. Kudos to these...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - June 1, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Sean J. Britton, MPA, NRP Tags: Cardiac & Resuscitation Columns Source Type: news

Stroke in Childhood: Clinical guideline for diagnosis, management and rehabilitation (2017)
This updated guidance sets out how stroke care should be provided, covering the whole pathway from identification, diagnosis and management of children and young people with arterial ischaemic stroke and haemorrhagic stroke until their transition to adult care. The clinical guideline is accompanied by a parent / carer guideline (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Neural Analytics touts 95% accuracy for TCD platform in Expedite trial
Neural Analytics today released initial results from the Expedite study of its Transcranial Doppler Tech platform, touting 95% accuracy in the early detection of acute ischemic stroke due to large vessel occlusion. Data from the study was presented at the 26th annual European Stroke Conference this week in Berlin. The 45-subject trial examined the use of TCD scans in patients experiencing computer tomography angiography confirmed acute ischemic stroke due to large vessel occlusion of the internal carotid artery or middle cerebral artery. Scans with the TCD platform were analyzed with 2 different stroke assessment algo...
Source: Mass Device - May 24, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Diagnostics Neurological Ultrasound Neural Analytics Source Type: news

Anaconda Biomed raises $17m for next-gen brain thrombectomy device
Anaconda Biomed said it raised nearly $17 million (€15 million) in a Series A round for the neurothrombectomy device it’s developing. The round, led by new investors Ysios Capital, Omega Funds and Banco Sabadell and prior backer Innogest Capital, is enough to carry the ANCD Brain device through validation & verification and clinical studies ahead of a CE Mark bid in the European Union, co-founder & CEO Ofir Arad said in prepared remarks. The proceeds are also earmarked for an initial approval submission to the FDA, Arad said. Ysios general partner Josep Sanfeliu and Omega Funds managi...
Source: Mass Device - May 23, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Catheters Funding Roundup Neurological Anaconda Biomed Source Type: news

ESOC 2017 Roundup: Gore touts lowered ischemic stroke, new brain infarcts in PFO Occluder test
W.L. Gore & Associates yesterday released results from the Reduce study of its Cardioform Septal Occluder devices used to close patent foramen ovale, touting a reduction in recurrent ischemic strokes and new brain infarcts. The Gore Cardioform Septal Occluder is designed to be inserted via catheter and is currently cleared by the FDA for closure of atrial septal defects. “It is of the utmost importance to us to be transparent and share clinical data as quickly as possible. We completed our two-year primary endpoint follow-up with patients in March and have worked diligently to release these important data to the ...
Source: Mass Device - May 17, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Cardiac Implants Cardiovascular Catheters Clinical Trials Stryker W.L. Gore & Associates Source Type: news

No-touch ’ heart bypass surgery reduces strokes
Four surgical methods of coronary artery bypass grafting with increasing degrees of aortic manipulation. Percentages pictured represent the relative decrease in risk of perioperative stroke using anOPCABG compared to the other techniques. [Image from the researchers]]A recent study from the University of Sydney and Sydney Heart and Lung Surgeons has shown that a new “no-touch” beating heart bypass surgery technique has reduced post-operative stroke by 78%. The procedure, known as an OPCABG, also reduced post-operative mortality by 50% compared to traditional coronary artery bypass grafting. It reduced renal fai...
Source: Mass Device - May 17, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Cardiovascular CABG MedTech Sydney Heart and Lung Surgeons University of Sydney Source Type: news

'Fat but fit' still at higher risk of heart disease
Conclusion The question of whether someone can be "fat but fit" has been much debated. If you're obese but exercise, eat well and don't have metabolic risk factors, the theory goes, you could be just as healthy as someone of recommended weight. This study suggests that may not be true. It is definitely worth adopting a healthy lifestyle, whatever your weight. The study found that, the more metabolic risk factors people had, the more likely they were to develop heart disease, cardiovascular disease and so on. Metabolic risk factors do make a difference. But in this large study, on average, people who wer...
Source: NHS News Feed - May 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Food/diet Obesity Source Type: news

Study results show reduction in disability from stroke up to 24 hours of onset
Results from a stroke trial provide compelling evidence that selected patients suffering a major ischemic stroke recovered significantly better with mechanical retrieval of the blood clot with medical therapy compared with medical therapy alone when initiated up to 24 hours of the stroke. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - May 17, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Women with elevated levels of a protein in their blood may be at a higher risk of ischemic stroke
Researchers from Brigham and Women ’s Hospital identified a link between elevated levels of beta-2 microglobulin, a protein found on the surface of many cells, and an increased risk of ischemic stroke among women. (Source: BWH for Journalists)
Source: BWH for Journalists - May 16, 2017 Category: Research Source Type: news