Depression affects about one third of stroke survivors, and the Stroke Association is a partner in the Depression: Asking the Right Questions project. Launched yesterday, the results of the project are now available in a report, setting out the top 10 priorities for depression research.
Researchers at Foothills Hospital in Calgary, Canada have done research that claims that TIAs (mini strokes) could cause long-term disability, and that clot busting drugs like Actilyse could be used to treat them.
A new, pilot mechanical thrombectomy service for stroke patients in the East of Scotland has been launched recently. The pilot will be based at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh and will help pave the way for an eventual national service set to benefit hundreds of people who have been struck with a life-threatening stroke.
Depression affects about one third of stroke survivors and the Stroke Association would again like to support MQ in promoting this important survey.