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Active after a stroke: Margaret's story

Margaret Tunney had a stroke 18 years ago, and stays active to help reduce her risk of having another one. She tells Sarah Brealey how running and a healthy lifestyle help her enjoy life after a stroke.

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BHF responds to new research that reveals how air pollution causes heart attacks and strokes

We comment on new research by the University of Washington which has found that air pollution causes heart attacks and strokes by damaging our 'good’ cholesterol, with women suffering even more than men.

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Higher statins dose and proper adherence would prevent thousands of heart attacks and strokes

New research suggests that proper adherence to stains and higher doses for those at high risk would prevent thousands of heart attacks and strokes

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Researchers develop new scan to predict stroke

Researchers at the University of Oxford have developed a new type of MRI scan to predict the risk of having a stroke, thanks to funding from the British Heart Foundation.

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Will drinking green tea reduce your risk of heart attacks and strokes?

According to the news headlines, drinking green tea could prevent deaths from heart attacks or strokes. We look behind the headlines.

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Air pollution increases the risk of stroke

New research from the University of Edinburgh, that we funded, has shown that recent exposure to air pollution increases the risk of hospitalisation or death from stroke.

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Focus on: Stroke and carotid artery disease

Carotid artery disease is a common cause of stroke. Find out more about the disease and its potentially devastating effects.

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Retirement after a stroke: Annette's story

After many years running her own holiday cottage business in Yorkshire, Annette Dancer had a stroke. She talks to Katherine Woods about life after retirement.

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Can earlier treatment of an abnormal heart rhythm disorder prevent strokes?

A clinical trial is being carried out across Europe to find out if earlier treatment of patients with a common heart rhythm disorder – atrial fibrillation – can prevent them from having strokes.

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Thousands of people at risk of preventable heart attacks and strokes

New figures from The Stroke Association and the British Heart Foundation (BHF) show that detection and treatment of high blood pressure and atrial fibrillation (AF), both risk factors for stroke and heart attack, are falling behind current NICE guidelines.

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