An ischaemic stroke happens when a blood clot, or other blockage, cuts off the blood supply to your brain. This is the most common type of stroke.
You might be given blood-thinning medications after you've had a stroke, to help you avoid another one. Or you might need blood-thinning medication if you have a health condition such as a heart problem or blood-clotting disorder which could lead to a stroke.
Information about atrial fibrillation for healthcare and other professionals.
This page explains why you may have problems with memory or thinking after a stroke, why these problems happen and how they can be treated.
You are twice as likely to die from stroke if you smoke. So stopping smoking is one of the most important things you can do to reduce your risk of stroke
After a stroke some people may need to move to a care home. On this page you can find information and advice on how to find the right care home and how to pay for your accommodation. For many, the thought of moving into a care home is very frightening. We hope the following information will reassure you and help you to make the right choice.
The latest information for stroke survivors on the coronavirus (Covid-19) vaccine.
High blood pressure is one of the biggest risk factors for stroke. It is a contributing factor in around half of all strokes.
Find out why you may experience severe tiredness (known as fatigue) after a stroke and what can be done to help you manage it.
On this page you'll find information on how to manage your absence from work, what financial support is available as well as tips and advice on how to talk about stroke with your employer and how to deal with the effects of stroke while you're preparing to return to work.