Last year, the researchers behind the CLOTS 3 trial showed that intermittent pneumatic compression (IPC) sleeves reduced the risk of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and improved survival in immobile patients with stroke.
There are plenty of holiday options to choose from if you or someone you care for has had a stroke. From respite breaks to accessible holiday packages, there are options that cater for many of the difficulties a stroke survivor might face. This guide offers some helpful tips on organising a holiday and some sources of help and advice you may find useful.
Cerebral venous thrombosis (CVT) is an unusual form of stroke. It is little researched largely because it accounts for less than 1% of all strokes. The study will provide a much better understanding for the reasons underlying CVT, which is an unusual but very important cause of stroke in young (mainly female) adults.
Clinical guidelines now recommend consideration of IPC stockings to prevent deep vein thrombosis (DVT) in immobile stroke patients.
Browse through a list of organisations that can provide support and information about reducing the risk of stroke.
An ischaemic stroke happens when a blood clot, or other blockage, cuts off the blood supply to your brain. This is the most common type of stroke.
A new study by Alzheimer’s Research UK has highlighted the lack of research into dementia prevention and called for changes to the way risk reduction studies are funded and carried out, in a bid to boost evidence on dementia risk factors.
Using genetics to understand why disease of the small blood vessels in the brain occurs
If we are to discover which underlying genes cause stroke, we need to collect DNA from large numbers of patients who have had a lacunar stroke. An existing collection of DNA (extracted from blood samples) from patients has been established with the aid of a Wellcome Trust grant, this is called the UK Young Lacunar Stroke DNA Database.
On 29 January 2015, we held our Research Round-table meeting on Vascular Dementia.