Stroke and the brain

Read more about the effects of a stroke on the brain before, during and after a stroke with regard to speech, memory and oxygen starvation.

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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