Claris Diaz, 32, originally from California, now lives in Cardiff and has devoted her life to stroke research after her childhood was affected by stroke.
This project is part of a larger on-going study into Small Vessel Disease (SVD) after stroke. It will allow the researchers to invite some of the participants in this project back for more frequent brain scans and tests to help them to understand more about SVD after stroke.
Using genetics to understand why disease of the small blood vessels in the brain occurs.
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.
Professor Joanna Wardlaw CBE talks about the new SVDs@target programme - Targeting interventions for small vessel disease to prevent stroke and dementia. This programme was funded by a 6 million euro grant from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 programme. Stroke Alliance for Europe (SAFE) is a key partner, representing stroke patient groups from across Europe, including the Stroke Association.
The aim of this research programme is to develop a human brain bank to support biomedical research into the pathophysiology of human SVD that may be used nationally and internationally.
This project aims to develop a way of measuring the workload and potential difficulties encountered of stroke survivors when managing their health problems.