Ischaemic stroke guide

Resource type: Information leaflet

Publication type: Publication

Resource type

Around 85% of strokes are due to a blocked blood vessel in the brain. This type of stroke is called an ischaemic stroke, sometimes known as a clot. This guide explains the causes of ischaemic stroke, how it's diagnosed and treated, and some of the the physical and emotional impacts of a stroke.

It also explains how to spot the common signs of a stroke using the FAST test. It includes a list of useful organisations that can provide advice and support after your stroke.

Accessible formats

  • Clear print: you can download a pdf at the end of this page.
  • Large print: you can download a large print version at the end of this page.
  • Braille: email to request a braille copy 

Document date

Publication date
September 2017
Next review due
April 2019