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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.
This guide explains what private treatments are available for stroke and what to consider before deciding if they are right for you. It covers rehabilitation therapies like physiotherapy, as well as health checks and scans.
People with a type of irregular heartbeat called atrial fibrillation (AF) are five times more likely to have a stroke. This guide explains what AF is, how it increases your risk of stroke and how it is treated.
You might be prescribed blood-thinning medication to reduce your risk of a TIA or stroke. This guide describes some of the different types of blood-thinning medication available and why you might be prescribed them.
Around 85% of strokes are ischaemic, and happen because of a blockage or 'clot' cutting off the blood supply to part of your brain.This guide explains what an ischaemic stroke is, what can cause you to have one, and how it is usually diagnosed and treated.
High blood pressure is the biggest risk factor for stroke, affecting 5.5 million people in the UK alone. This guide explains the link between high blood pressure and stroke, the medication used to treat it and the steps you can take to lower your blood pressure.