About 80% of strokes are caused by a blocked blood vessel. One third of these patients have a blockage of a large blood vessel in the neck or brain known as large artery occlusion stroke (LAOS).
‘Invisible impairments’ can make it difficult for stroke survivors to maintain a job, according to a study from the University of Cambridge and Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).
New research from Stroke Association Fellow, Dr Anna Kuppuswamy, suggests that feelings of limb heaviness after stroke are not related to actual muscle weakness.
We want to support the next generation of stroke research leaders to continue to improve stroke care and the lives of people affected by stroke in the years to come. We’re proud to introduce you to four researchers at the beginning of their careers who have recently been awarded Stroke Association research fellowships.
People with stroke due to brain haemorrhage have swelling around the haemorrhage on their brain scan. More swelling worsens recovery. No treatment improves outcome after this swelling.
The programme will use biological information about cells and molecules, and information from patients, to design a study of treatment for swelling after a brain haemorrhage.
On 24 February 2015, researchers at City University launched The CommuniCATE project, looking at enhancing Communication in Aphasia through Technology and Education.
New research suggests significant inequality in vision care after stroke