PRESTIGE-AF is a new multi-million Euro initiative funded by the European Commission has been set up to help prevent stroke in patients with existing conditions.
The International Stroke Conference (ISC) 2018 took place in Los Angeles (24-26 January).
The ISC is the world's largest meeting dedicated to the science and treatment of stroke and its effects. Check out some of the highlights from 2018.
My Stroke Guide’s trusted online support is all in one place, whenever you need it, to guide you through your stroke journey.
Easy-to-read information, advice and videos from the Stroke Association explain everything you need to know after a stroke. Our chat forum can connect you with our online community, to find out how others manage their recovery.
People who have survived a previous stroke or transient ischaemic attack (TIA) are at particularly high risk of subsequent, ‘recurrent’ stroke with 30% having another stroke in the following five years. High blood pressure is the most important reversible risk factor for having a recurrent stroke.
This study will investigate whether early initiation of direct anticoagulant drugs will be as safe as later initiation in stroke patients with an abnormal heart rhythm (atrial fibrillation). It will also investigate whether early initation could lead to fewer recurrent strokes.
My Stroke Guide’s trusted online support is all in one place, whenever you need it, to guide you through your stroke recovery journey. Easy-to-read information, advice and videos from the Stroke Association explain everything you need to know after a stroke. ‘My social’ can connect you to other stroke survivors to find out how they manage their recovery.
Being overweight increases your risk of having an ischaemic stroke by 22%. If you’re obese your risk increases by 64%. So it’s very important to try and maintain a healthy weight.
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.
Exercise is great for your health. It plays a vital role in reducing your risk of stroke and can improve your overall wellbeing.
Many strokes can be prevented. Although you cannot change some of the things that increase your risk of stroke, like your age, there are others that you can change.