Real-time monitoring for strokes
and post traumatic brain injury complications would provide early warning for
timely intervention. Current methods of CT angiography or the use of the Licox
probe are impractical for continuous monitoring, especially in moving
This invention relates to an
implantable device for continuous monitoring of post-stroke patients to prevent
recurrent strokes. It would also allow monitoring for any complications
following traumatic brain injury. Treatment for stroke is more time sensitive
but less dramatic on presentation than cardiac insults. Therefore, early
detection is critical to have a favorable prognosis.
This device functions as a
real-time stroke detection device that would alarm the patient as well as the
hospital. It can function as a screening/alerting tool for would-be strokes. It
can also send an alarm to identify hemorrhage or brain swelling that occur
following brain trauma.