Could more patients benefit from thrombectomy?
Type: Research
TENSION is a new international study funded by the EU, and hoping to extend the benefits of mechanical thrombectomy to more stroke patients.
Can more intensive physiotherapy help stroke survivors who have arm and hand weakness?
Stroke survivors often have problems with moving their arms and hands after stroke. This project will investigate whether a more intensive physical rehabilitation programme can improve arm and hand movement, which could ultimately lead to changes in treatment guidelines for stroke.
How intensively should we treat blood pressure in patients with disease of the small blood vessels in the brain?
In this study, we are testing the theory that by treating BP more intensively we will delay progression of the disease. We will also use state-of-the-art MRI imaging techniques to look at the mechanisms by which any beneficial effect of BP occurs.
C-ICAP: Co-designing an intensive comprehensive aphasia programme with stroke survivors
Difficulties with language and communication after stroke can be amongst the hardest effects for people affected by stroke to recover from, cope with and adapt to. This project will explore whether more intensive treatment programmes could be helpful for supporting stroke survivors and their families in the UK.
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.
CHALLENGE-ICH: Preventing clotting strokes after intracerebral haemorrhage
Many people who have bleeding strokes go on to have clotting strokes as well. Dr Jatinder Minhas wants to understand why that's happening and what it might mean for how we treat bleeding strokes.
Our policies on prevention
Our policy positions on prevention set out where we stand on big issues around prevention of stroke.
Migraine and stroke
Migraines have not been shown to cause stroke, but if you have migraine with aura you have a very slightly higher risk of stroke. Learn more about the relationship between migraine and stroke.
Pain after stroke
Around 30% of survivors experience pain after stroke. Post-stroke pain includes muscle and joint pain such as spasticity and shoulder pain. Learn about the causes and treatments.
How important is the relationship between therapist and stroke survivor in rehabilitation of language ability?
How important is the relationship between therapist and stroke survivor in the rehabilitation of language ability?