Trial to investigate the use of stenting in the prevention of stroke after TIA and minor stroke
Disease of the chest portion of the largest artery in the body (the aorta), is known as thoracic aortic disease (TAD). The number of people experiencing TAD is increasing. This study is investigating how to make thoracic endovascular aortic stenting (TEVAR), the preferred method of treating TAD, safer by using extra protection devices.
Stenting of the carotid arteries (running up the sides of the neck) is a common surgical procedure to reduce the risk of stroke. Stenting involves inserting a metal mesh into the artery to help widen it and improve blood flow.
How should we best prevent narrowed neck arteries causing stroke?
Project Grants are our most popular funding stream and cover the whole spectrum of stroke research - from prevention and risk factors, through to treatment and rehabilitation in a clinical setting and longer-term in the community. Find out more about our project grants awarded for 2016.
Raconteur is a publishing house and agency which produces special reports and commentary for the Times and Sunday Times.
Published on Saturday 9 May 2015, the 'Understanding Stroke 2015' report consists of a number articles covering different areas of current stroke news.
Two more studies support (thrombectomy) mechanical clot retrieval for stroke.
Two new research studies were published today, supporting the use of thrombectomy (mechanical retrieval of clots in the brain) for the treatment of large ischaemic strokes.
Presented at the International Stroke Conference 2016, the final results from the PISTE trial (Pragmatic Ischaemic Stroke Thrombectomy Evaluation) add new evidence for the effectiveness of mechanical clot retri