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2010-02-26 10:46:00

Study highlights: -- The antiplatelet drug cilostazol was better than aspirin in preventing a recurrent stroke in a Japanese trial. -- Compared to patients taking aspirin, patients taking the drug were less likely to have new ischemic stroke or develop bleeding requiring hospitalization. -- Cilostazol is used to reduce leg pain associated with peripheral vascular disease in the United States. SAN ANTONIO, Feb. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The antiplatelet drug cilostazol -- used in the...

2010-02-25 07:34:23

Post-menopausal women who reported consuming the most daily dietary fat had a 40 percent higher incidence of clot-caused strokes compared to women who ate the least amount, according to research presented at the American Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference 2010. The incidence of ischemic stroke also increased by 30 percent in the quartile of women consuming the highest daily amount of trans fat (average intake 7 grams per day) compared to those who consumed the least (average...

2010-02-12 08:04:00

MINNEAPOLIS, Feb. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- CoAxia(TM), Inc. of Maple Grove, MN, announced today the completion of enrollment in its SENTIS randomized, controlled, pivotal trial of NeuroFlo(TM) Perfusion Augmentation Therapy as an acute interventional treatment for ischemic stroke. The Company plans to complete data collection and analysis of results in Q3 of 2010 and, if warranted, submit a PMA to the US FDA. Ischemic stroke is one of the largest causes of death and disability in the western...

2010-02-08 15:00:00

American Heart Association rapid access journal report DALLAS, Feb. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Age-related gaps in care and outcomes for stroke patients are diminishing as hospitals improve adherence to evidence-based treatments of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's Get With The Guidelines-Stroke initiative, according to a new study in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association. "The burden of ischemic stroke is disproportionately borne by older...

2010-01-12 02:00:00

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Jan. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Concentric Medical, Inc., the global leader in acute ischemic stroke intervention, today announced that the first cases have been performed using its Trevo(TM) System in Europe. The Trevo System is an innovative, high performing, easy-to-use thrombus retrieval system. The main component of the Trevo System is a stentriever(TM), a new generation of retrieval devices which removes clots that cause stroke. A number of renowned...

2009-06-22 16:52:00

Funding of Stroke Company Exemplifies Firm's Strategy in the Field of Medical Device PARIS and MINNEAPOLIS, June 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Sofinnova Partners of Paris, France today announced having led a $21.5M financing in Minneapolis based medical device company CoAxia. The round also included participation from previous major investors Affinity Capital Management, Baird Venture Partners, Canaan Ventures Partners, Johnson and Johnson Development Corporation, and Prism Ventureworks. CoAxia is a...

2009-06-22 16:51:00

Funding and Clinical Trial Progress Position Company for PMA Submission MINNEAPOLIS, June 22 /PRNewswire/ -- CoAxia, Inc. of Maple Grove, MN, announced today completion of a $21.5M Series D financing. The round was led by Sofinnova Partners with participation from all previous major investors including Affinity Capital Management, Baird Venture Partners, Canaan Ventures Partners, Johnson and Johnson Development Corporation, and Prism Ventureworks. In addition, CoAxia reported strong,...

2009-05-14 05:00:00

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., May 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Concentric Medical, Inc., the global leader in acute ischemic stroke intervention, today announced the enrollment of the 500th patient in its Merci Registry, a real-world, international, post-market study of its innovative product, the Merci Retrieval System(TM). The Registry has enrolled patients from over 30 sites worldwide and is continuing to enroll patients. The Registry is the largest repository of data on mechanical intervention in acute...

2009-04-02 09:17:34

Identifying two proteins that indicate the presence of inflammation can provide an important tool in predicting a patient's risk of stroke, said Baylor College of Medicine researchers in a report that appeared in a recent issue of the journal Stroke.Proteins as biomarkersThe proteins, known as biomarkers, include lipoprotein-associated phospholipase A2 (Lp-PLA2) and high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP), said Vijay Nambi, M.D., assistant professor of medicine "“ atherosclerosis...

2009-03-05 08:19:11

With the most common type of heart arrhythmia, according to Kaiser Permanente studyChronic kidney disease increases the risk of stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF), the most common type of heart arrhythmia, according to a new study by Kaiser Permanente researchers in the current online issue of Circulation.It has long been known that chronic kidney disease is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease. This study is the first to look at whether chronic kidney disease independently...


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