Pulse Therapeutics’ MED System was featured on an Australian television health report about its trials in Melbourne.
A transcript of the video:
Melbourne patients trial new technology to combat stokes. The therapy speeds up the delivery of drugs to the brain to prevent permanent damage.
Doctors have only a small window in which to give clot-busting medication.
Box Hill hospital taking part in world first trial to see if they can speed up the process. The key is this machine. Inside is a magnet that reacts to iron particles that are injected into a patient drawing medication faster and closer to the brain clot.
Getting to hospital quickly after a stroke is vital because early and effective treatment means it is less likely that a patient will suffer permanent disability.
The sooner the blood clot is removed, the sooner you have a healthy restoration of blood flow to the brain.
It’s new hope for the 60,000 Australians who suffer a stroke each year.