Cardiology

Clot retrieval device approval expanded

(HealthDay)—Two similar devices that help doctors retrieve blood clots and avoid potential disability among stroke victims have been approved for new uses by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Health

The gamification of rehabilitation

Peter Scannell, E'16, is one of five student engineers working to harness the power of the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset to help stroke patients overcome hemispatial neglect. Also called unilateral visual inattention ...

Cardiology

Stroke patients show higher recovery in MultiStem therapy

Data presented by the biotech company Athersys indicate that stroke patients treated by an adult stem cell therapy called MultiStem did significantly better than others who received a placebo one year after treatment. The ...

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