Meet Julie, the face of our new campaign to reach new stroke survivors and their carers through GP surgeries.
How should we best prevent narrowed neck arteries causing stroke?
Most strokes happen because of a blockage in an artery. A common cause of this is disease in the large carotid arteries in the front of your neck. This guide explains what can cause carotid artery disease and how it can be treated.
Trial to investigate the use of stenting in the prevention of stroke after TIA and minor stroke
A haemorrhagic stroke is a stroke that is caused by bleeding in or around the brain. Although they are less common than strokes that are caused by a blockage, they can be much more serious.
Around 15% of strokes are haemorrhagic (due to bleeding in or around the brain). This guide explains the two different types of stroke caused by a bleed, intracerebral and subarachnoid haemorrhage, and how they are diagnosed and treated.
Around 85% of strokes are due to a blocked blood vessel in the brain, known as an ischaemic stroke. This guide explains what an ischaemic stroke is, what can cause you to have one, and how it is usually diagnosed and treated.
High blood pressure is a contributing factor in around half of strokes in the UK.
It is often symptomless, so there is no way of knowing if you have high blood pressure unless you have it checked. Having your blood pressure tested is quick, easy and painless.
Public Health Wales is reminding stroke survivors to get protected against flu with a free NHS vaccination if they haven’t had one yet this winter.
Find out about the different treatments available to combat a stroke, including thrombolysis and thrombectomy.