This guide looks at why people of South Asian origins have an increased risk of stroke. It explains the conditions that can raise your risk, such as diabetes, and gives ideas for easy ways that everyone can lower their stroke risk. Plus sources of advice and information.
Published in the medical journal, The Lancet, a new study suggests that, when combined, ten potentially modifiable risk factors account for 90% of strokes worldwide. The study was co-funded by the Stroke Association.
The Bedford Stroke Prevention Service provide support for those who have already had a stroke or transient ischaemic attack (TIA or mini-stroke), or who have been told that they may be at high risk of stroke.
This service covers Bedford Borough.
Southampton Stroke Health Promotion and Engagement works directly with members of the public to disseminate health promotion messages and raise awareness of stroke.
The Stroke Association has launched a Wales-wide campaign aimed at reducing the number of strokes across the country.
We have compiled the state of atrial fibrillation care for each CCG in England. How is AF care in your CCG?
You can use these reports to speak to your local CCG about what they’re doing to treat atrial fibrillation and prevent stroke in your area.
You might be prescribed blood-thinning medication to reduce your risk of a TIA or stroke. This guide explains the two types of blood-thinning medication available, antiplatelets and anticoagulants, and how they are used after a stroke or for someone with atrial fibrillation.
A Post-Stroke Review identifies the unmet needs of stroke survivors and their carers, which our coordinators then address. They also carry out checks to highlight unidentified high blood pressure or Atrial Fibrillation.
We are excited to share that the Government has just committed to the new national plan for stroke that we have been developing with NHS England.