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.
Improving our prediction of recovering language abilities after stroke
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)