A sudden loss of brain function caused by a blocked or ruptured blood vessel. Symptoms can include loss of muscular control, reduction or loss of sensation or consciousness, dizziness and slurred speech. Also called cerebrovascular accident (CVA).
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Cerebellar Stroke Survivors
Site maintained by cerebellar stroke survivor. Information relevant to all stroke patients, glossary, personal stories and discussion board.
Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland CHSS
Medical charity involved in research, provision of advice and information, and support in the community. Site contains details of charity's activities.
A Charity set up by younger stroke survivors for younger stroke survivors (below retirement age). Includes practical information, regional support groups, newsletters, message board and survivors stories.
Registered charity providing information and support for children and young people with hemiplegia. Site contains newsletters, helpline, email support service, message board, practical information leaflets and details of workshops.
Northern Ireland Chest Heart and Stroke Association. Contains stroke and healthy living information along with details of fundraising activities.
Physiotherapy For Strokes
Information on the role of physiotherapy in the treatment of strokes. How to access specialist physiotherapists.
Stroke - NHS Direct
Detailed patient orientated information on the causes, symptoms and treatment of strokes.
The Stroke Association
Provides information for patients and carers. Funds research. Leaflets can be ordered but are not available online.
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