PROHIBIT-ICH: Protecting the brain after a bleed with home monitored blood pressure control
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Professor David Werring and the team are using home blood pressure measuring kits to investigate whether quickly lowering blood pressure after a bleeding stroke can help stroke survivors keep an eye on their blood pressure and prevent future damage to the brain.
Can stroke and TIA survivors avoid further stroke using a new system for lowering blood pressure?
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People who have survived a previous stroke or transient ischaemic attack (TIA) are at particularly high risk of subsequent, ‘recurrent’ stroke with 30% having another stroke in the following five years. High blood pressure is the most important reversible risk factor for having a recurrent stroke. The aim of this study is to develop and test a self-monitoring system of high blood pressure, tailored to the needs of stroke and TIA survivors, which will include self-adjustment of medication where possible in consultation with a GP.
Exploring the effects of lowering blood pressure and a lower dose of clot busting drug on stroke outcome
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Exploring the effects of lowering blood pressure and a lower dose of clot busting drug on stroke outcome
High blood pressure
High blood pressure is one of the biggest stroke risk factors. It strains all the blood vessels in your body, including ones leading to your brain.
Stroke Association/BHF Joint Programme Grant: The importance of variability in blood pressure after acute stroke
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This study will collect robust data on blood pressure variability (BPV) in stroke patients, to understand how it is related to future stroke risk and recovery from stroke.
Can leg blood pressure measurements predict arm blood pressure to help prevent stroke?
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This project will use data that has been collected through previous research studies to investigate the relationship between blood pressure measured in the arm and leg, and the risk of stroke.
Simple swaps: cutting back on salt
High blood pressure is one of the biggest risk factors of stroke. It usually has no symptoms but is a contributing factor in around half of all strokes.
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Cross-Party Group Inquiry into High Blood Pressure in Scotland
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The Cross-Party Group (CPG) on Heart Disease and Stroke in the Scottish Parliament held an Inquiry into high blood pressure in Scotland. There are a set of recommendations in the report that will be published on Tuesday 22 January 2019.
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Reducing Blood Pressure to Prevent Bleeding Complications and Improve Outcome Following Clot-busting Treatment for Ischaemic Stroke
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This study will investigate whether reducing blood pressure can stop bleeding in the brain after thrombolysis (a clot-busting treatment for stroke) and improve patient's outcomes.
Make #OneSmallChange to cut your risk of stroke
Smoking, drinking alcohol, being physically inactive and sitting for long periods, can contribute to high blood pressure, diabetes, and being an unhealthy weight, all of which increase your risk of stroke. You can start to reduce your risk of stroke by making small changes to your lifestyle this Stroke Prevention Day.
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