Small Vessel Disease (SVD) is a disease of the small blood vessels in the brain and can lead to stroke and dementia. At the moment, we don't know how to stop SVD developing, or how to treat it. This Lectureship aims to improve future clinical trials that aim to prevent SVD.
Professor Joanna Wardlaw CBE talks about the new SVDs@target programme - Targeting interventions for small vessel disease to prevent stroke and dementia. This programme was funded by a 6 million euro grant from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 programme.
The World Stroke Organization (WHO) reclassify stroke and vascular dementia for the next International Classification of Diseases (ICD).
Following a stroke, many treatments are recommended by health professionals, such as medications to prevent another stroke or physiotherapy to help limb weakness. Stroke survivors often have other chronic illnesses and report finding it difficult to follow treatments recommended by their doctors, nurses and therapists.
An ischaemic stroke happens when a blood clot, or other blockage, cuts off the blood supply to your brain. This is the most common type of stroke.
This fellowship will involve the study of the human eye to find out about the health of the brain’s small blood vessels and nerve connections in people who have recently had a stroke.
Postgraduate fellowship: What is the impact of damaged thinking ability caused by a spontaneous bleed in the brain?
Finn suffered a stroke aged 44, caused by a carotid artery tear during a workout at the gym that morning. Read about Finn's life as a stroke survivor.
The Stroke Association's Keynote Lecture is a prestigious event which showcases the latest advancements being made in stroke research.
Find out more about our 2016 Keynote Lecture.
This guide explains what vascular dementia is, what causes it and what you should do if you are diagnosed with it. It’s aimed at people who have had a stroke or who think they may have vascular dementia.