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.
Inflammation is an important defence mechanism that the body uses in response to injury or infection. However, it can also be highly damaging to the brain directly after stroke. This study will investigate whether adult stem cells can be transformed and used to reduce inflammation in the brain after stroke, and promote recovey.
Public Health Wales is reminding stroke survivors to get protected against flu with a free NHS vaccination if they haven’t had one yet this winter.
Find out why you may experience problems with your vision after stroke, the different kind of problems that can occur, and what treatments may be able to help.
Find out how your taste and smell can change after a stroke, why it happens and what may help you cope with the changes.
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.
You are twice as likely to die from stroke if you smoke. So stopping smoking is one of the most important things you can do to reduce your risk of stroke
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.
The UK Stroke Forum 2017 took place this week at the ACC in Liverpool.
Childhood stroke can affect the whole family. The Stroke Association is here to support you as much as we can. We can provide resources and information related to peer support, stroke, brain injury and hemiplegia organisations, education, advocacy, and related conditions.