Stroke-Information-Page

Stroke Information Page


What research is being done?

NINDS researchers are studying the mechanisms of stroke risk factors and the process of brain damage that results from stroke. Basic research has also focused on the genetics of stroke and stroke risk factors. Scientists are working to develop new and better ways to help the brain repair itself to restore important functions.  New advances in imaging and rehabilitation have shown that the brain can compensate for function lost as a result of stroke.

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What research is being done?

NINDS researchers are studying the mechanisms of stroke risk factors and the process of brain damage that results from stroke. Basic research has also focused on the genetics of stroke and stroke risk factors. Scientists are working to develop new and better ways to help the brain repair itself to restore important functions.  New advances in imaging and rehabilitation have shown that the brain can compensate for function lost as a result of stroke.

Information from the National Library of Medicine’s MedlinePlus
Stroke
Stroke Rehabillitation

NINDS researchers are studying the mechanisms of stroke risk factors and the process of brain damage that results from stroke. Basic research has also focused on the genetics of stroke and stroke risk factors. Scientists are working to develop new and better ways to help the brain repair itself to restore important functions.  New advances in imaging and rehabilitation have shown that the brain can compensate for function lost as a result of stroke.

Information from the National Library of Medicine’s MedlinePlus
Stroke
Stroke Rehabillitation


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Stroke publication education booklet

Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA) information sheet compiled by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS).

An informational booklet about stroke compiled by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS).

Download free versions of NIH Stroke Scale and Related Information. Graphical and Text PDF available. More information for clinicians about acute stroke.    

A short document describing stroke risk factors and symptoms.

Stroke rehabilitation information, resources, and statistics. Discusses the effects of stroke, types of rehabilitation programs, and how to prevent another stroke.    

Treatments of stenosis include medication and lifestyle changes. Surgery, such as carotid endarterectomy or placement of a stent, is recommended in some cases.    

Strokes can be ischemic (blood vessel blockage) or hemorrhagic (brain bleeding). Read about symptoms, risk factors, and the need to act fast in case of a stroke.    

Carotid endarterectomy can prevent stroke in some patients. Diagnosis of carotid artery disease, blood vessel blockage, and stroke risk factors are discussed.    

Post-stroke rehabilitation fact sheet from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)

Fact sheet on neurological diagnosis and testing, prepared by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS).    

Multi-infarct dementia information sheet compiled by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS).

Stroke public education booklet

Brain Basics Series. Healthy living habits can prevent stroke. Read about the risk factors and warning signs of stroke. Includes charts to score your stroke risk.