Last year, the researchers behind the CLOTS 3 trial showed that intermittent pneumatic compression (IPC) sleeves reduced the risk of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and improved survival in immobile patients with stroke.
Cerebral venous thrombosis (CVT) is an unusual form of stroke. It is little researched largely because it accounts for less than 1% of all strokes. The study will provide a much better understanding for the reasons underlying CVT, which is an unusual but very important cause of stroke in young (mainly female) adults.
Holidays are an important part of life, and this guide can help you with holiday planning if you have a health condition or disability after a stroke. Including air travel after a stroke, travelling with medication and oxygen, and specialist travel agencies for people with disabilities.
Clinical guidelines now recommend consideration of IPC stockings to prevent deep vein thrombosis (DVT) in immobile stroke patients.
Browse through a list of organisations that can provide support and information about reducing the risk of stroke.
A stroke doesn't have to stop you from going on holiday. There are plenty of ways to take a break, it may just take a little extra planning.
Some strokes are very serious and can cause a coma, or may lead to someone dying. This guide looks at the care given to someone in a coma, and how end-of-life care can support someone who's unlikely to recover.
Some aspects of women’s lives can increase our risk of a stroke, like the contraceptive pill, pregnancy and having migraines. But for most women, taking care of your health and managing your risk factors will help you avoid a stroke. Find out more about health conditions and medication linked to stroke in women, plus tips for healthy living.
The Stroke Association has funded research into treatments that have improved care for stroke patients in hospital, giving them the best chance of rebuilding their life after stroke.
Peter, 60 from Risca, had a stroke in 2017. Like many others, Peter has particularly struggled with his mental health during the Covid-19 pandemic.