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Stroke

A stroke happens when the blood supply to part of your brain is cut off, causing your brain cells to become damaged or die. Find out more about stroke and heart and circulatory disease.

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Stroke Statistics 2009

Statistics on the Stroke in the UK 2009.

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Stroke - your quick guide

This short illustrated leaflet explains the symptoms, causes and types of stroke.

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More stroke patients make it to Accident and Emergency

The number of people going to Accident and Emergency following a stroke has increased by over 30 per cent since 2009, according to new estimates.

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Opportunities to prevent strokes being missed, says new research

Half of people who suffered their first stroke between 2009 and 2013 were not prescribed preventative drugs, according to new research.

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Video: Life after stroke

Stroke can be sudden and devastating, but for some people, there are new horizons beyond it. Sarah Brealey hears the stories of three inspiring survivors.

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Why do we care about stroke?

We're funding £16.5 million of research into stroke, making us one of the largest independent funders in the UK.

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‘Before my stroke I was so agile’: Pauline’s story shows the need for more research

Pauline Boye woke up at 4am and needed to go the bathroom. One problem, she couldn’t get out of bed. The 49-year-old had a stroke in her sleep and her right side was paralysed. On World Stroke Day, Pauline’s story reminds us of the heartbreaking cost of stroke – and the pressing need for more research to prevent and treat it.

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Number of known stroke risk genes tripled

An international team of researchers has identified 22 new genetic risk factors for stroke, tripling the number of genes known to increase stroke risk.

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