Stroke and the brain

Brain haemorrhage leads to PTSD

One-third of people who survive a nearly fatal subarachnoid haemorrhage - a type of stroke that involves bleeding into the brain - experience the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), researchers have found.

Brain scan yields clues to future stroke risk

A new study has found that brain scans taken shortly after a mild stroke, or transient ischemic attack, can help to identify patients' risk of suffering another stroke in the next three months.

Brain injury boosts stroke risk

In the three months after a traumatic brain injury, the risk of stroke may increase 10-fold, Taiwanese researchers report.

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Dr Naeem Brey completed his MBChB (Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery) degree in 2003 at the University of Cape Town. In 2010 he started he started specialising in Neurology at Tygerberg Hospital and graduated with his specialist exam in FCNeurol (Fellowship of the College of Neurology) in May 2013.

He has a particular interest in stroke as well autoimmune and demyelinating neurological illnesses. Read more about Dr Naeem Brey

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