New devices for treating acute ischemic stroke

Neil Rosenberg, Michael Chen, Shyam Prabhakaran*

*Corresponding author for this work

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The past decade has witnessed an explosion of devices available for treating acute ischemic stroke. Here, we review a range of recently patented devices and the data supporting their use. These include devices to enhance thrombolysis, thrombectomy devices, stents, devices for augmenting global brain tissue perfusion, and devices that provide neuroprotection after stroke. We discuss specific design elements of these devices and directions for future research. Ultimately, individually tailored combinations of these devices will likely prove most useful in treating patients with acute ischemic stroke.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)118-132
Number of pages15
JournalRecent Patents on CNS Drug Discovery
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 28 2010


  • Angioplasty
  • Aortic occlusion
  • External counterpulsation [ecp]
  • Hypothermia
  • Laser
  • Microbubble
  • Stent
  • Thrombectomy
  • Ultrasound

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Drug Discovery
  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Pharmacology (medical)


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