About 80% strokes are caused by a blocked blood vessel. One third of these patients have a blockage of a large blood vessel in the neck or brain known as large artery occlusion stroke (LAOS).
A collaboration of experts in stroke and vascular dementia has worked with people affected by both diseases to create a program of work that answers fundamental questions: who will develop memory and thinking problems after stroke, why does this happen, how can we treat it?
The first day of the European Stroke Organisation Conference (ESOC) 2017 in Prague included some truly inspiring scientific sessions. These included reporting from the DAWN study which suggests that more patients could be able to receive mechanical thrombectomy after stroke.
Stroke is the biggest cause of complex disability worldwide, with an estimated 1.2 million stroke survivors in the UK today. Living with the long term impact of the condition can be devastating, yet research funding dedicated to stroke remains disproportionately small. With an ageing population, the burden of stroke is set to rise.
Find out information on childhood stroke and where to find support.
Today our Stroke Training team delivered our Professional Masterclass in Cheshire, part of a series of classes for professionals working in stroke. As part of each masterclass we invite leading stroke experts to host enlightening seminars on their specialist topic. These engaging speakers share their knowledge, skills and experience to aid delegates' professional development.
Every second counts when you’re having a stroke. The FAST test identifies the three most common symptoms of stroke. Would you know what to look out for? Take our quiz to find out.
The Stroke Association has launched a Wales-wide campaign aimed at reducing the number of strokes across the country.