Pilot trial of devices to extract clot from occluded arteries (PISTE)
About 80% strokes are caused by a blocked blood vessel. One third of these patients have a blockage of a large blood vessel in the neck or brain known as large artery occlusion stroke (LAOS).
Professor Joanna Wardlaw CBE talks about the new SVDs@target programme - Targeting interventions for small vessel disease to prevent stroke and dementia. This programme was funded by a 6 million euro grant from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 programme.
Evaluation of a new test to detect cognitive impairment in patients with small vessel disease stroke
The World Stroke Organization (WHO) reclassify stroke and vascular dementia for the next International Classification of Diseases (ICD).
Using genetics to understand why disease of the small blood vessels in the brain occurs
Following a stroke, many treatments are recommended by health professionals, such as medications to prevent another stroke or physiotherapy to help limb weakness. Stroke survivors often have other chronic illnesses and report finding it difficult to follow treatments recommended by their doctors, nurses and therapists.
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.
Stroke Association/BHF Joint Programme Grant