Ischaemic stroke
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.
Could a hibernation-like state protect the brain against the effects of ischaemic stroke?
Torpor is a natural state of reduced energy use and body temperature. This research will look at the effect of torpor on brain activity and function, and the amount of brain damage caused by ischaemic stroke.
Realising the full potential of routinely-available brain imaging to improve treatment of patients with acute stroke
This research project aims to better understand how particular features of the CT scan can be used to make better treatment decisions for patients with ischaemic stroke, and whether we can accurately estimate the time since the stroke began.
New research suggests brain scans could help predict brain bleed risk in patients on anticoagulant drugs.
Type: Research
The CROMIS-2 study investigated whether signs of small brain bleeds on routine brain scans can help us understand which ischaemic stroke patients with atrial fibrillation are at increased risk of a bleed in the brain when on anticoagulant ‘blood thinning’ drugs.
What is Thrombectomy?
Thrombectomy is a procedure to treat ischaemic stroke caused by a blood clot. Learn about the procedure and the challenges of making it more widely available.
Transient ischaemic attack (TIA)
A transient ischaemic attack, TIA, or mini-stroke, is the same as a stroke, but the symptoms last a short time. A TIA is a warning that you are at risk of having a stroke.
Managing post-stroke fatigue
Many people experience fatigue after a stroke or transient ischaemic attack (TIA or mini-stroke) – a tiredness that doesn’t always improve with rest.
What does coronavirus mean for stroke care and treatment? A look at the current evidence
Type: Research
There is evidence that during the coronavirus pandemic fewer people have been recorded to have transient ischaemic attack (TIA) or stroke. That’s why the Stroke Association is urging people to continue to act fast and call 999 if they experience signs of stroke.
Types of stroke
Find out more about the different types of stroke and why they happen.