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Around 85% of strokes are due to a blocked blood vessel in the brain, known as an ischaemic stroke. This guide explains what an ischaemic stroke is, what can cause you to have one, and how it is usually diagnosed and treated.
A transient ischaemic attack (TIA) is the same as a stroke but the symptoms last a short amount of time. This guide explains how to spot the signs of a TIA, and how a TIA is diagnosed and treated.
You might be prescribed blood-thinning medication to reduce your risk of a TIA or stroke. This guide explains the two types of blood-thinning medication available, antiplatelets and anticoagulants, and how they are used after a stroke or for someone with atrial fibrillation.
Smoking doubles your risk of death from stroke, so quitting is one of the best things you can do to reduce your risk. This guide explains the link between smoking and stroke, and what support is available to help you stop.
For many people, getting back behind the wheel is a big priority after a stroke. This guide has information about how stroke and transient ischaemic attack (TIA) can affect your ability to drive and what you need to do if you want to get back in the driving seat.
Around 15% of strokes are haemorrhagic (due to bleeding in or around the brain). This guide explains the two different types of stroke caused by a bleed, intracerebral and subarachnoid haemorrhage, and how they are diagnosed and treated.
Find out about the pioneering stroke research that is shaping the future for stroke survivors; how a Life After Stroke Grant helped Megan Giglia achieve Paralympic gold; and read our top tips for cycling after stroke.
This tells you what care should be provided after stroke. It is written for people with stroke and their carers. It's a short, easy to understand version of the detailed National Clinical Guideline for Stroke (5th edition), published by The Royal College of Physicians.
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