Every year, there are about 152,000 strokes in the UK. That's more than one every five minutes. Most people affected are over 65, but anyone can have a stroke, including children and babies. A stroke is sudden and can be life-changing for you and your family. It usually involves staying in hospital, having tests and being on medication to help prevent further strokes. This leaflet explains what you can expect to happen when you have had a stroke, from emergency care to beginning your rehabilitation and recovery.
Published December 2012. Next review due December 2014.