People who have survived a previous stroke or transient ischaemic attack (TIA) are at particularly high risk of subsequent, ‘recurrent’ stroke with 30% having another stroke in the following five years. High blood pressure is the most important reversible risk factor for having a recurrent stroke.
A new study published in the journal PLOS Medicine suggests that being diagnosed with shingles could increase the risk of stroke, and heart attack, for some months after diagnosis. The study was co-funded by the Stroke Association.
Published in the journal The Lancet, a new study suggests link between longer working hours and increased stroke risk.
People who sleep for more than eight hours a day have an increased risk of stroke, according to a study by the University of Cambridge.
‘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).
Thousands of people are at risk of stroke because they fail to recognise the signs of a Transient Ischaemic Attack (TIA, also known as mini-stroke), according to the findings of a new poll(i) launched today on World Stroke Day (29 October 2012).