The number of strokes across the UK is likely to rise by almost half (44%) in the next 20 years, according to a new report published today by the Stroke Alliance for Europe (SAFE) and the Stroke Association.
Gloucester and Cheltenham Stroke Cafe aims to create a safe space for stroke survivors and carers to share their experience and advice, while also having fun and making new friends. We will have occasional speakers, communication support, arts and crafts as well as informal socialising time.
Published in the medical journal Stroke, a new US study suggests that treatment of chronic stroke patients with injections of modified, adult stem cells into their brains is safe, and could lead to recovery of movement that was originally lost due to stroke.
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 initation could lead to fewer recurrent strokes.
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.
Funded by the European Union (EU), a new international study called PROOF will investigate whether high-dose oxygen therapy can reduce the effects of stroke.
The Stroke Association is a member of the Stroke Alliance For Europe (SAFE), which will work on communication of information about the PROOF trial to non-clinical audiences.
This study will show whether more intensive lowering of blood pressure (BP) in survivors of intracerebral haemorrhage (ICH) is feasible, safe and effective in reducing brain injury. If successful, the study will pave the way for the design a larger definitive trial.
This is a Marshall role, to assist with the delivery of an enjoyable and safe experience for Step out for Stroke 2019. You will maintain a high level of customer care and provide practical assistance both inside and outside the venue. We need 10 people aged over 18 for 5 to 6 hours, on 22 June 2019. Get in contact for more details.
Medical research is essential to develop new treatments and therapies for stroke so that patients in the UK can get the best possible care. Clinical trials are conducted to test whether a new medical intervention is safe and effective and these trials often rely on the participation of volunteer stroke survivors.
After a stroke, many people will not be able to drive and may find it challenging to access local activities, services and events. As a result, many people lose their independence and can become socially isolated.