A specialized stenting system used to open blocked arteries in the brain could change how we treat strokes. Intracranial stenosis —a narrowing of brain arteries caused by the buildup and hardening of fatty deposits—can lead to strokes. Blood thinners, cholesterol Read On
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Chelsy Colangelo knows her brain is dying. “I’ve had a stroke! You have to help me!” But the plea collapses before reaching her lips. Instead, Chelsy’s frantic thoughts spin circles in a smoldering maze of circuits in her brain — only to crash, crumble, or vaporize in the glare of emergency room lights. Her brain is dying, and no one knows but her.
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Although the protein thrombin ordinarily plays a positive role in blood clotting, it can actually damage brain cells after an ischemic stroke—the most common type of stroke, caused when an artery to the brain becomes blocked. To address the problem, Read On