New System Developed To Fight Brain Injuring Emboli

SAN DIEGO, Calif-ORINCON Corp., working with Embolus Inc., has developed a prototype system to detect, classify, and possibly reduce the risks and occurrence of brain injuring emboli.

The Emboli Detection and Classification System (EDAC) has been designed to help the estimated 650,000 Americans who undergo heart surgery annually in the US and suffer acute brain injury from emboli. Such injuries include memory loss and changes in reflexes. Currently, physicians are unable to classify emboli, which are particles of fat, bone, and other debris in the bloodstream.

However, providing this classification information would allow doctors to improve techniques to reduce embolic risks.

For more information about EDCS, contact Dave Frost at