Value through Innovation24 April 2015

Stroke is the second leading cause of death worldwide and a major cause of long-term disability.

More high-quality years of life are lost due to stroke than to any other disease. The disability caused by the disease can be significantly reduced by efficient treatment of those affected.

Stroke kills brain cells

A stroke occurs when a blood clot blocks a vessel or artery, or when a blood vessel breaks, interrupting blood flow to an area of the brain. When a stroke occurs, it kills brain cells in the immediate area. This can happen anytime from a few minutes after the stroke starts to a few hours later.

Stroke forum (for Health Care Professionals) - dedicated to improving stroke therapy

Find out more on Boehringer Ingelheim's corporate website on prevention and treatment of stroke:


Actilyse® (alteplase)

Indicated for thrombolytic treatment in acute ischaemic stroke.

Actilyse® is also registered for the indication acute myocardial infarction which can be found under "Myocardial infarction".

Actilyse® is also indicated in acute massive pulmonary embolism.

Actilyse® Cathflo is indicated for catheter clearance due to thrombotic occlusion.

Aggrenox®, Asasantin®Retard (dipyridamole/ASA)

Indicated to reduce the risk of stroke in patients who have had transient ischaemia of the brain or completed ischaemic stroke due to thrombosis.


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