Cerebral small vessel disease (SVD) is usually associated with high blood pressure, and causes 20% of all strokes. It is the main cause of cognitive changes and dementia associated with stroke. Behavioural symptoms such as apathy are also common in patients with SVD.
CADASIL is one of the most common genetic causes of stroke and dementia. Currently, there is no treatment for CADASIL. In this study, human stem cells will be generated from a piece of skin donated by patients with CADASIL. From these stem cells, smooth muscle cells (SMCs) will be generated in a tissue culture dish in the lab.
Gareth Davies had a stroke because of high blood pressure and is supporting a new campaign from the Stroke Association which aims to reduce the number of strokes across Wales.
Scientists at the University of Southampton are to develop and trial a new wearable technology to help people who have had a stroke recover use of their arm and hand. Find out more.
Susan Butcher had a stroke in 2012 and is supporting a new campaign from the Stroke Association which aims to reduce the number of strokes across Wales.
Researchers at Foothills Hospital in Calgary, Canada have done research that claims that TIAs (mini strokes) could cause long-term disability, and that clot busting drugs like Actilyse could be used to treat them.