We are delighted to announce that we are now launching our Priority Programme Awards in two areas: haemorrhagic stroke, and the psychological consequences of stroke.
Using genetics to understand why disease of the small blood vessels in the brain occurs
Senior Research Training Fellowship
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.
Postdoctoral Fellow: Dr Ulrike Hammerbeck (TSA PDF 2015-02)
Launched today, an NIHR review of research evidence into the organisation and quality of stroke service is available to download from the NIHR website.
The results of a 3-year study into stroke patients and exercise was shared with funders, patients and carers at an event held in the Centre for Medicine at the University of Leicester yesterday.
In this project, the aim is to demonstrate that failure of drainage of fluid from the grey and white matter of the brain is a mechanism underlying SVD.
Predicting people at risk of sub-arachnoid haemorrhage
Depression is known to increase the risk of heart disease and some studies have suggested it may also increase the risk of stroke. It is estimated that 33% of stroke survivors suffer depression, although little is known about it.