Last year, the researchers behind the CLOTS 3 trial showed that intermittent pneumatic compression (IPC) sleeves reduced the risk of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and improved survival in immobile patients with stroke.
This leaflet has information about the different organisations that can help people with disabilities to arrange a holiday, including independent breaks in the UK and abroad, holidays with assistance and respite breaks.
Clinical guidelines now recommend consideration of IPC stockings to prevent deep vein thrombosis (DVT) in immobile stroke patients.
Cerebral venous thrombosis (CVT) is an unusual form of stroke. It is little researched largely because it accounts for less than 1% of all strokes. The study will provide a much better understanding for the reasons underlying CVT, which is an unusual but very important cause of stroke in young (mainly female) adults.
Browse through a list of organisations that can provide support and information about reducing the risk of stroke.
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.
A new study by Alzheimer’s Research UK has highlighted the lack of research into dementia prevention and called for changes to the way risk reduction studies are funded and carried out, in a bid to boost evidence on dementia risk factors.
Using genetics to understand why disease of the small blood vessels in the brain occurs
On 29 January 2015, we held our Research Round-table meeting on Vascular Dementia.