Many embolic strokes
are related to atrial fibrillatiom, a type of arrhythmia (irregular heart rhythm) that promotes formation of clots in the heart.
These patients are at high risk of a recurrent embolic stroke
In addition, hemorrhagic transformation has been thought to be supportive of embolic stroke
, and specific vascular territory involvement can help to distinguish one form of infarction mechanism from another.
NAVIGATE ESUS, a global Phase 3 indication-seeking study, designed to evaluate rivaroxaban in patients with embolic stroke
of undetermined source (ESUS).
occur when a blood clot forms somewhere in the body and travels through the bloodstream to the brain.
The TriActiv(R) System incorporates three features designed to reduce the incidence of embolic stroke
during carotid stenting procedures - a balloon protection guidewire, a flush catheter, and an extraction system to remove debris.
occurs when a clot, or a small piece of plaque formed in one of the arteries leading to the brain or in the heart, is swept through the bloodstream to lodge in narrower brain arteries.
NMT Medical is currently investigating the potential connection between a common heart defect that allows a right-to-left shunt or flow of blood through a defect like a patent foramen ovale (PFO) and brain attacks such as embolic stroke
, transient ischemic attacks (TIAs) and migraine headaches.
The unfiltered blood may contain debris and emboli that can travel to the brain and cause embolic stroke
Physicians from the Cleveland Clinic Foundation are using the revolutionary ACUSON AcuNav(TM) diagnostic ultrasound catheter* from Siemens Medical Solutions in a new procedure that could ultimately change the course of care and improve outcomes for the treatment of atrial fibrillation, a major cause of embolic stroke
Both studies evaluated the effectiveness of Tat-NR2B9c when it was administered after the onset of embolic strokes
AF is responsible for 45 percent of embolic strokes
(the most common kind,
Ischemic infarcts, which account for 85% of all strokes, include thrombotic and embolic strokes