People who have survived a previous stroke or transient ischaemic attack (TIA) are at particularly high risk of subsequent, ‘recurrent’ stroke with 30% having another stroke in the following five years. High blood pressure is the most important reversible risk factor for having a recurrent stroke.
When Dawn was seven years old, she was taken, without explanation, from her home in Jersey to Guy’s Hospital in London. She had difficulties with communication and so was sent away to a special needs school and also underwent some medical procedures, but was never told why.
Through a range of activities and meetings, the Greenhill Aphasia Group provides essential peer and social support. Activities include conversation, keep fit, art and quizzes.
Published in the journal Age and Ageing, a new systematic review of the current research suggests that anticoagulant drugs may have cognitive benefit for those with AF (atrial fibrillation).
The Stroke Helpline provides information and support to stroke survivors, carers, families, and anyone who wants to learn more about stroke. Find out how our Stroke Helpline can help you.
This study will investigate how other illnesses can affect stroke treatment and outcome. It will involve the analysis of electronic, linked datasets of health information from stroke patients in Scotland.
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Browse through a list of organisations that can provide support and information about driving, leisure and holidays after a stroke.
'Fatigue after stroke: so common, yet so little understood' - 2020Health blog contributed by Dr Shamim Quadir, Research Communications Manager, Stroke Association.
Co-funded by the Stroke Association, the only project of its kind anywhere that studies all acute vascular events, such as strokes and heart attacks, to develop better treatments has recruited its 10,000th Oxfordshire participant.