Cardiovascular complications can result in brain injury

Real-time cerebral assessment can provide insights for emboli detection or during perioperative monitoring.

Worldwide Impact

Every year nearly 350,000 patients worldwide present with a PFO and an embolic stroke of undetermined source (ESUS). ¹

The prevalence of PFO among the ESUS population is about 40% to 50%. ²

Cerebral ultrasound can detect between 90 and 100% of PFOs and up to 10% of those that are missed by other methods. ¹

A modern way to detect emboli.

The NovaGuide™ Intelligent Ultrasound has a unique emboli detection algorithm that facilitates bubble studies and helps you assess your ESUS patients. ³


A chance to look inside the brain at blood flow patterns in real time.

“Integrating the NovaGuide gives clinicians a chance to look inside the brain at blood flow patterns in real time and rapidly identify physiological changes associated with neurological disorders, enabling efficient diagnosis and triage for treatment.”

Dr. Alan B. Lumsden, Medical Director and Chair of Cardiovascular Surgery
Houston Methodist DeBakey Heart and Vascular Center

Risk Factor

Invasive cardiovascular procedures have an inherent risk of neurological complications, with stroke being the most feared.

It is estimated that up to 600,000 patients annually in the United States suffer a brain injury during or after a cardiovascular procedure.

TCD monitoring is now recognized as a practical tool to detect intra‐ and periprocedural events and prevent untoward outcomes.

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