Recently, the British Heart Foundation launched a campaign calling for more funding into stroke research, and outlined their commitment as a leading funder of stroke research.
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.
35 people from Bristol took part in a Firewalk in the City centre on Friday 27 February 2015.Together they walked around 1,400 feet over hot coals to raise around £3,500 for the Stroke Association.
In stroke survivors, does the clinical effectiveness of 6 months treatment with fluoxetine depend upon its effects on synaptic plasticity in the brain? Can a drug used for depression help stroke recovery by changing connections between brain cells?
Apathy has a major effect of quality of life for a SVD sufferer; we have shown that for the patient it is more important in determining quality of life than is disability, such as weakness, from the stroke itself.
As part of our five-year research strategy, we have made a commitment to working with others to achieve a clear vision about the future priorities for stroke research.
Stroke survivors and their families rely on healthcare professionals to provide them with accurate information about stroke. Find information and support about stroke for your patients.
Sylvia’s gift has helped fund our work to rebuild lives. She’s supported research to prevent and treat stroke, and she’s helped care for survivors.
Led by the University of Nottingham, a new international study investigated whether patients with a spontaneous bleed in the brain (intracerebral haemorrhage) could benefit from this drug, if delivered as an emergency treatment. An intracerebral haemorrhage is a type of stroke.