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.
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.
KeMiST (Kent Medicine Support in Stroke and TIA)
Most stroke and transient ischaemic attack (TIA) survivors are asked to take medicines, which some can find difficult. However, taking the medicines prescribed after a stroke, or TIA, and following lifestyle advice can reduce the chance of another stroke by 80%. Unfortunately, over 25% of stroke survivors do not continue these medicines, even for the first year after their stroke. Another 20% take less than is needed for the medicines to work.This research will use the views of stroke and TIA survivors to design a life-long medicines support service which could be provided by pharmacists.
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.
Can stroke and TIA survivors avoid further stroke using a new system for lowering blood pressure?
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.
Types of stroke
Find out more about the different types of stroke and why they happen.
Stroke signs and symptoms
The FAST test helps you understand the signs of stroke. If you or someone you know shows any of these signs, call 999.
Information on coronavirus for stroke survivors
Type: Support
We have put together this information on stroke and coronavirus (Covid-19) in partnership with NHS England. It is for all stroke survivors in the UK.