Thousands of people are at risk of stroke because they fail to recognise the signs of a Transient Ischaemic Attack (TIA, also known as mini-stroke), according to the findings of a new poll(i) launched today on World Stroke Day (29 October 2012).
New research review suggests that post-stroke fatigue is a symptom independent of depression, pain and sleep problems, and may depend on the 'excitability' of the movement part of the brain.
Cerebral small vessel disease (SVD) is usually associated with high blood pressure, and causes 20% of all strokes. It is the main cause of cognitive changes and dementia associated with stroke. Behavioural symptoms such as apathy are also common in patients with SVD.
On 20 May 2014, we held our Research Round-table meeting on TIA (transient ischaemic attack or 'mini-stroke'.
Understanding the difficulty in controlling emotions after stroke
Researchers at Foothills Hospital in Calgary, Canada have done research that claims that TIAs (mini strokes) could cause long-term disability, and that clot busting drugs like Actilyse could be used to treat them.
'Fatigue after stroke: so common, yet so little understood' - 2020Health blog contributed by Dr Shamim Quadir, Research Communications Manager, Stroke Association.
Fatigue after stroke; what are the important factors?
Our round-table meetings aim to share knowledge arising from our funded research and create debate about the implications for health and social care policy and practice.