High blood pressure is one of the biggest risk factors for stroke. It is a contributing factor in around half of all strokes.
On February 11 2015, at the International Stroke Conference (ISC 2015 in Nashville, USA) the latest findings were released from four, large studies investigating the effect of treating patients with mechanical clot retrieval.
Stroke survivors and healthcare professionals have identified problems with thinking and mood after stroke as some of the most important issues faced after a stroke. This Lectureship aims to test treatments to help stroke survivors with their cognitive (thinking) difficulties.
On December 5, 2014, Emma Patchick one of our Postgraduate Fellows, published a research paper online in the medical journal, Health Expectations.
The Stroke Association is a member of the Stroke Alliance for Europe (SAFE), a network of organisations that champion the voices of those affected by stroke.
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.
At this week's UK Assembly North event in Nottingham, we heard from two eminent figures from the stroke research community. Professor Avril Drummond spoke about research into fatigue after stroke. Professor Joanna Wardlaw CBE spoke about the link between stroke and 'vascular dementia'.
Universty of Oxford News Release:Immediate aspirin after mini-stroke substantially reduces risk of major 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.