Atrial fibrillation is a type of irregular heartbeat that can cause blood clots to form in your heart. Having atrial fibrillation increases your risk of stroke by five times.
A leaflet for professionals about atrial fibrillation, how to identify patients affected by the condition and how to manage AF in your community.
Information about atrial fibrillation for healthcare and other professionals.
Some medical problems can increase your risk of having a stroke. It’s important to have regular check-ups with your GP to make sure that you don’t have any of these conditions and to get the right treatment if you do.
Regularly drinking large amounts of alcohol greatly increases your risk of stroke. But there are lots of tools that can help you track how much you're drinking and cut down if you need to.
Learn about what you can expect if you are taken to hospital with a suspected stroke, including what tests you should receive and what treatments may be available.
Anyone can have a stroke, although there are some things that make you more at risk than others.
A haemorrhagic stroke is a stroke that is caused by bleeding in or around the brain. Although they are less common than strokes that are caused by a blockage, they can be much more serious.