Can leg blood pressure measurements predict arm blood pressure to help prevent stroke?

University of Exeter
Status
Active
Summary

Some people can’t have their blood pressure measured in their arm. This project will use data that has been collected through previous research studies to investigate the relationship between blood pressure measured in the arm and leg, and the risk of stroke.

Date published
26/09/2019

Does variability of brain blood flow increase stroke risk in stroke survivors and after TIA?

University of Oxford
Status
Active
Summary

This research is focused on assessing the relationship between the variability of the blood flow through the blood vessels supplying the brain, and the risk of stroke in patients who have already had a stroke or “mini-stroke” (TIA) in the past.

Date published
31/07/2018

Can stroke and TIA survivors avoid further stroke using a new system for lowering blood pressure?

University of Oxford
Status
Active
Summary

People who have survived a previous stroke or transient ischaemic attack (TIA) are at particularly high risk of subsequent, ‘recurrent’ stroke with 30% having another stroke in the following five years.  High blood pressure is the most important reversible risk factor for having a recurrent stroke. The aim of this study is to develop and test a self-monitoring system of high blood pressure, tailored to the needs of stroke and TIA survivors, which will include self-adjustment of medication where possible in consultation with a GP.

Date published
01/01/2018

Can a filter device protect the brain during stenting in the chest and reduce risk of stroke and brain injury?

Imperial College London
Status
Active
Summary

Disease of the chest portion of the largest artery in the body (the aorta), is known as thoracic aortic disease (TAD). The number of people experiencing TAD is increasing. This study is investigating how to make thoracic endovascular aortic stenting (TEVAR), the preferred method of treating TAD, safer by using extra protection devices.

Date published
20/11/2016

Using a New Human Stem Cell Model to Understand the Causes of Stroke and to Test New Treatments

University of Cambridge
Status
Active
Summary

CADASIL is one of the most common genetic causes of stroke and dementia. Currently there is no treatment for CADASIL. In this study, human stem cells will be generated from a piece of skin donated by patients with CADASIL. From these stem cells, smooth muscle cells (SMCs) will be generated in a tissue culture dish in the lab. This work may pave the way for new treatments for CADASIL, and will allow us to better understand the ways that gene mutation causes disease.

Date published
01/09/2016

How do other illnesses affect stroke treatment and outcomes? A study using national datasets

University of Aberdeen
Status
Active
Summary

This study will investigate how other illnesses can affect stroke treatment and outcome.  It will involve the analysis of electronic, linked datasets of health information from stroke patients in  Scotland.

Date published
18/09/2016

Protecting the brain after a bleed with home monitored blood pressure control

University College London
Status
Active
Summary

This study will show whether more intensive lowering of blood pressure (BP) in survivors of intracerebral haemorrhage (ICH) is feasible, safe and effective in reducing brain injury. If successful, the study will pave the way for the design a larger definitive trial.

Date published
28/04/2016

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