Up to 70% of stroke survivors complain of tiredness or fatigue, sometimes years after stroke. Unlike normal tiredness, post stroke fatigue does not always respond to rest. The cause of extreme tiredness is not known and there are no definitive treatments available.
The recovery of stroke survivors with language difficulties is famously variable. Some stroke survivors recover much more quickly or fully than others. Some respond to treatment much better than others.
Alteplase-Tenecteplase Trial Evaluation for Stroke Thrombolysis (ATTEST 2) - TSA BHF 2015/01
Reducing blood pressure to prevent bleeding complications and improve outcome following clot-busting treatment for ischaemic stroke
Pilot trial of devices to extract clot from occluded arteries (PISTE)
Postdoctoral Fellow: Dr Ulrike Hammerbeck (TSA PDF 2015-02)
Can an anti-inflammatory drug (IL-1Ra) given into the skin reduce damaging inflammation in the brain and body after stroke compared to a dummy-drug?
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%.