Secondary stroke preventionHelping to lower the global burden of stroke

Stroke is the second leading cause of death and a major cause of disability worldwide. We as a company aim to help improving the health and lives of all people by developing patient-centered innovations to support healthcare providers to deliver high-quality care leading to the best possible outcome for patients.

Learn about the stroke pathway and understand the strategies to reduce the risk of secondary stroke in this Healthcare Perspectives podcast episode featuring Mira Katan, MD, head of Stroke Unit and deputy head of Acute Neurology at University Hospital Basel in Switzerland, and Carlos Molina, MD, head of Neurology Section and director of Stroke Unit at Barcelona’s Vall d’Hebron Research Institute.

Stroke can happen to anyone and even those who have a good outcome are at risk: Up to 20 percent of people who have a stroke once suffer another within five years. This is why treating the underlying condition is essential, so the risk of a relapse can be lowered. Learn how patient Stéphane avoided this by fighting the cause of his stroke.

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Stroke Prevention

Underlying diseases of stroke1, 2, 3


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Cardioembolic stroke

  • 24% of ischemic strokes are caused 
    by cardioembolism
  • Up to 4.2 million recurrent strokes may be 
    caused by cardioembolic ischemia and can potentially be avoided

Our solutions

  • Cardiac CT/MRI and US (TEE/ CE-TTE) to detect thrombus in left ventricle & LAA
  • Left atrial appendage closure (LAAC) under fluoroscopy
  • Deployment of the Closure device using ICE or TEE
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Large artery atherosclerosis

  • 22% of ischemic strokes are caused by large artery atherosclerosis
  • Up to 3.9 million recurrent strokes may be caused by carotid disease and can potentially be avoided

Our solutions

  • Ultrasound imaging for carotid stenosis assessment and stroke cause detection
  • Carotid plaque imaging on CT / photon-counting CT (PCCT)
  • MR angio for plaque analysis
  • Angiography for minimal invasive treatment
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Cerebral aneurysm

  • Over 3% of the world’s population harbors an unruptured aneurysm
  • 26% of hemorrhagic strokes are caused by subarachnoid hemorrhages
  • Up to 600.000 recurrent strokes may be caused by SAHs and can potentially be avoided

Our solutions

  • High resolution angiography on photon counting CT
  • Contrast enhanced MR angiography with cerebral aneurysm
  • Angiography for follow-up and minimally invasive treatment