Date of Graduation

5-2022

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science

Degree Level

Undergraduate

Department

Biomedical Engineering

Advisor/Mentor

Jensen, Morten

Abstract

Strokes are one of the leading causes of death and long-term disability in the United States, and according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention more than 795,000 people experience a stroke every year. Around 87% of all strokes are ischemic strokes making it the most common form of stroke. While ischemic strokes are treatable, current devices and methods still result in high mortality rates and high risks of hemorrhaging after treatment. The aim of this study is to design and test a prototype of a novel device for the localized delivery of thrombolytics to treat ischemic strokes. The main body of the device was designed in SolidWorks and was printed using a 3D resin printer. Parts of this device were tested with clot analogs. Testing of the fully assembled prototype is still underway.

Keywords

ischemic stroke, cardiovascular device, catheter device, thrombolysis, nitinol

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