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.
Researchers at King's College London have performed a large scale meta-analysis of previous research into a genetic variant of a protein implicated in stroke.
We are continuing our long-running partnership with British Heart Foundation, with our joint funding now being administered by the BHF Clinical Study Grants scheme.
We are delighted to invite applications for a 2018 Clinical Study in the field of stroke, which will be awarded jointly between the Stroke Association and the British Heart Foundation. Deadline for outline applications is 5pm on Monday 15 January 2018.
This study will investigate whether early initiation of direct anticoagulant drugs will be as safe as later initiation in stroke patients with an abnormal heart rhythm (atrial fibrillation). It will also investigate whether early initiation could lead to fewer recurrent strokes.
A research project to find out if a ‘polypill’ can help reduce the chance that people who have had a stroke will have a heart attack or another stroke.
Disease of the chest portion of the largest artery in the body (the aorta), is known as thoracic aortic disease (TAD). The number of people experiencing TAD is increasing. This study is investigating how to make thoracic endovascular aortic stenting (TEVAR), the preferred method of treating TAD, safer by using extra protection devices.
Co-funded by the Stroke Association, the only project of its kind anywhere that studies all acute vascular events, such as strokes and heart attacks, to develop better treatments has recruited its 10,000th Oxfordshire participant.