Stroke Association/BHF Joint Programme Grant
Do Naturally Produced Cells in the Brain Contribute to Repairing the Damage Done by Stroke?
Non-invasive brain stimulation to improve word finding abilities in stroke survivors
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.
Following a stroke, many treatments are recommended by health professionals, such as medications to prevent another stroke or physiotherapy to help limb weakness. Stroke survivors often have other chronic illnesses and report finding it difficult to follow treatments recommended by their doctors, nurses and therapists.
Care Provision, Unmet Need and Good Practice in Post-Stroke Vision Services in the UK
Disease of the chest portion of the largest artery in the body (the aorta), is known as thoracic aortic disease (TAD). The number of people experiencing TAD is increasing. This study is investigating how to make thoracic endovascular aortic stenting (TEVAR), the preferred method of treating TAD, safer by using extra protection devices.
Developing new blood tests to understand more about children with sickle cell anaemia and silent strokes