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Controlling von Willebrand factor as a treatment for stroke

Imperial College London  |  David A Lane

Although stroke patients can be given blood thinning agents to prevent platelets plugging together, they are at risk of the serious side effect of bleeding and also having more strokes in the future. Professor David Lane and colleagues from...

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Does sodium valproate reduce the risk of stroke?

Cambridge, University of  |  Hugh Markus

When blood vessels feeding the brain become blocked because of furred up arteries (atherosclerosis) or a blood clot, a stroke occurs. In 2009, around 49,000 people in the UK died following a stroke. This research will find out if an epileps...

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Identifying risk factors that predict future stroke risk

Oxford, University of  |  Alastair Webb

Dr Alastair Webb and his colleagues at the University of Oxford are looking for ways to prevent people who have had strokes experiencing another one. To do so, they are trying to identify factors which could predict the likelihood of anothe...

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A clinical trial to improve the treatment of people who have a stroke in their sleep

Leicester, University of  |  Thompson Robinson

Most strokes are caused by a blood clot in an artery that feeds the brain – called ischaemic stroke. People who have an ischaemic stroke will usually be given clot-busting medicine to restore blood flow to the brain. If this is done within...

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A clinical trial of new treatments for lacunar stroke

Edinburgh, University of  |  Joanna Wardlaw

Professor Joanna Wardlaw is leading a clinical trial to help find new treatments for people who have a lacunar, or small vessel, stroke. In 2014 around 35,000 people in the UK had a lacunar stroke, which is caused by damage to one of the s...

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Using sophisticated imaging scans to study how stroke treatments work

Glasgow, University of  |  Keith Muir

Professor Keith Muir, at the University of Glasgow, is leading a clinical trial called ATTEST-2 to test whether newer clot-busting drugs improve people’s chances of recovery after a stroke. Patients are invited to take part in ATTEST-2 bas...

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Can glyceryl trinitrate improve outcomes after a stroke?

Nottingham,University of  |  Philip Bath

High blood pressure is common in people who have a stroke because of a blood clot or a bleed – called ischaemic or haemorrhagic stroke – and people are more likely to die or become disabled because of it. So far trials to lower blood pressu...

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Preventing stroke damage by mimicking the body’s own anti-clot drugs

Manchester, University of  |  Stuart M Allan

Stroke is a devastating condition which occurs when blood supply to the brain is limited. It can occur when a clot blocks the brains blood supply and is made worse by inflammation of the blood vessels in the brain. Von Willebrand Factor (v...

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The effects of controlling a person’s blood pressure following brain haemorrhage and stroke

Edinburgh, University of  |  Rustam Al-Shahi Salman

Professor Rustam Al-Shahi Salman and colleagues at the University of Edinburgh are investigating if carefully controlling a person’s blood pressure improves their outcome following a stroke caused by a brain haemorrhage. Currently, it is kn...

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Can an App help people reduce their blood pressure after stroke?

Oxford, University of  |  Richard McManus

People who have had a stroke or a ‘mini-stroke’ – known to doctors as a TIA - are at higher risk of a further stroke/TIA if their blood pressure is too high. Unfortunately, high blood pressure is common, and too often poorly controlled. Pre...

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