Boston Scientific Neurovascular sells products through a direct sales force in the U.S. and a combination of direct sales force and distributors outside the U.S. From 1997 to 2005, Boston Scientific Neurovascular expanded its core hemorrhagic stroke device offerings to include new detachable coils in the GDC® family as well as a new family of Matrix® detachable coils. Additionally, Boston Scientific Neurovascular entered the developing ischemic stroke market with stent and balloon catheter launches. Looking ahead, Stryker is excited about the pending launch of a series of next generation neurovascular products with enhanced features and benefits which are expected to drive accelerating top line growth.
According to the American Heart Association's 2010 Heart Disease & Stroke Statistics, stroke is the third most common cause of death and a leading cause of serious, long-term adult disability in the U.S. Each year, approximately 795,000 people in the U.S. experience a stroke. The majority of victims (87%) have an ischemic stroke, which occurs when arteries are blocked by blood clots or other deposits or narrowed due to atherosclerosis
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