Building friendships remotely
Type: News
Garry Rees, from Tredegar, Wales spent Christmas in hospital, after he had a stroke caused by a bleed in his brain in December 2019. After three months of gradual progress, the coronavirus pandemic brought Garry’s rehabilitation to an abrupt halt.
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Stroke recoveries at risk report: Susan's story
Type: Campaigns
Susan, from the Scottish Borders, had a haemorrhagic stroke caused by a bleed on the brain in May 2016. Following her stroke, Susan had problems with her speech, sight, hearing and mobility. Over time her speech and vision have improved, but Susan still struggles with walking. Susan has found lockdown really difficult.
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Blood-thinning medication and 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.
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Highlights from day one of the European Stroke Organisation Conference 2018
Type: Research
The European Stroke Organisation Conference (ESOC) 2018 is currently on from 16-18 May in Gothenburg, Sweden. The first day of ESOC included some truly inspiring scientific sessions, including the WAKE-UP trial, RIGHT-2 trial and CROMIS-2 trials.
Tags: Research
Techniques to predict - and in future prevent - brain haemorrhage in people treated with warfarin after stroke caused by atrial fibrillation
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Techniques to predict - and in future prevent - brain haemorrhage in people treated with warfarin after stroke caused by atrial fibrillation
Treatments
Find out about the different treatments available to combat a stroke, including thrombolysis and thrombectomy.
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ELAN: Comparing early versus late use of oral anticoagulant drugs in stroke patients with an abnormal heart rhythm
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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 initiation could lead to fewer recurrent strokes.
Finding new and improved treatments for stroke
Type: Research
The Stroke Association has funded research into treatments that have improved care for stroke patients in hospital, giving them the best chance of rebuilding their life after stroke.
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Driving after a stroke
Type: Support
After a stroke or transient ischaemic attack, you can’t drive for a minimum of one calendar month. Here’s how to find out what you need to do next.
Our lecturer granted £100,000 award to expand research team
Type: Research
Dr Paul Kasher is the Stroke Association HRH The Princess Margaret Lecturer at the University of Manchester. We’re delighted to say that Dr Kasher has been granted a Springboard award by the Academy of Medical Sciences to support his research.
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