Find out about carotid artery disease is and how it's linked to stroke. Learn the symptoms, diagnosis methods and treatment options.
Most strokes happen because of a blockage in an artery. A common cause of this is disease in the large carotid arteries in the front of your neck. This guide explains what can cause carotid artery disease and how it can be treated.
Carotid artery narrowing causes about 15% of strokes of the type where blood clots block blood flow to the brain, and this study aims to find prevention for this.
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.
Sickle cell disease (SCD) is an inherited condition that affects red blood cells. There are several different types of sickle cell disease, with a range of symptoms. It can increase the risk of a stroke, especially in young children. Young people and adults are also more likely to have a stroke. Stroke is more common with certain types of SCD.
Stenting of the carotid arteries (running up the sides of the neck) is a common surgical procedure to reduce the risk of stroke.
On 12 February 2015, at the International Stroke Conference (ISC 2015) in Nashville, USA, the findings of a Stroke Association-funded study were presented, called CADISS (Cervical Artery Dissection In Stroke Study).
The aim of this programme is to develop and test a new care pathway for paramedics to recognise the patients who are likely to have a large artery blockage, so that this group can be taken directly to the thrombectomy hospital.
Published online (ahead of print in the journal Annals of Neurology), the results of a new study found that one year after arterial ischaemic stroke (AIS), the rate of death, recurrence of stroke, and neurological impairment was lower than reports in previous studies.
Claris Diaz, 32, originally from California, now lives in Cardiff and has devoted her life to stroke research after her childhood was affected by stroke.