Technology is already available to greatly improve outcomes for people suffering from strokes, but the present healthcare system is standing in the way of people getting it, according to Stacey Pugh, VP and general manager of the neurovascular unit at Medtronic.
The most important thing that could boost stroke treatment is passing proper legislation about taking patients in emergency situations to comprehensive stroke centers for proper treatment, Pugh explained during her keynote discussion at DeviceTalks West last month
Technology has changed, but systems of care have not.
“The most important thing we can do today in stroke unfortunately isn’t innovation. It’s legislation,” Pugh said.
At DeviceTalks Boston, Tyler Shultz will give attendees an inside look at Theranos and how he was able to sound the alarm after he realized the company was falling apart. Shultz will take attendees behind the story that everyone is talking about: the rise and fall of Elizabeth Holmes and her diagnostic company, Theranos.
Join Shultz and 1,000+ medical device professionals at the 8th annual DeviceTalks Boston.