Meet Julie, the face of our new campaign to reach new stroke survivors and their carers through GP surgeries.
Most strokes happen because of a blockage in an artery. A common cause of this is disease in the large carotid arteries in the front of your neck. This leaflet explains what can cause carotid artery disease and how it can be treated.
How should we best prevent narrowed neck arteries causing stroke?
Trial to investigate the use of stenting in the prevention of stroke after TIA and minor stroke
A haemorrhagic stroke is a stroke that is caused by bleeding in or around the brain. Although they are less common than strokes that are caused by a blockage, they can be much more serious.
Around 85% of strokes are due to a blocked blood vessel in the brain, known as an ischaemic stroke. This guide explains what an ischaemic stroke is, what can cause you to have one, and how it is usually diagnosed and treated.
Around 15% of strokes are haemorrhagic (due to bleeding in or around the brain). This guide explains the two different types of stroke caused by a bleed, intracerebral and subarachnoid haemorrhage, and how they are diagnosed and treated.
The Stroke Health Improvement Service covers Ceredigion and is funded by Hywel Dda Health Board.
The Stroke Health Improvement Service covers Carmarthenshire and is funded by Hywel Dda Health Board.
Our service provides high quality information, practical advice and emotional support in the aftermath of a stroke. We begin working with a stroke survivor, their carers and their family immediately following a stroke, and will continue to provide the support people need, for as long as they need it – within their own homes and back into the community.