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.
Young stroke survivor Emily Curry reflects on her life a year after her stroke.
Find out more about the different types of stroke and why they happen.
Raconteur is a publishing house and agency which produces special reports and commentary for the Times and Sunday Times.
Published on Saturday 9 May 2015, the 'Understanding Stroke 2015' report consists of a number articles covering different areas of current stroke news.