Welcome to this website for healthcare professionals on all aspects of assessment, diagnosis, investigations and management of those who have had a stroke or TIA. Stroke Medicine is a fascinating and a challenging speciality. It is a mixture of neurology and imaging with acute medicine, cardiology, geriatrics, pharmacology as these patients often have acute problems in many organ systems and a challenge in managing their many other health issues. Diagnosing stroke is just the first in the process and then the challenge is of trying to establish the underlying pathological processes. This is much more challenging and demands a degree of focused detective work to apprehend the aetiological culprit.
I hope you find this site of interest. The main rationale is to provide high-quality stroke information for professionals and public free on the internet. It is part of my work towards promoting free access to medical knowledge online also known as FOAMed. Please bookmark the page and share with colleagues and please come back again.
There has never been a better time to get involved with stroke. Recent changes and developments are coming quickly and we all need to get on with delivering these. The next few years will see the development of thrombectomy services throughout the UK using different models. It is vital that we use all the tools available to improve prognosis and outcome from this disease which is so disabling to many.
If you have any comments or would like to donate images or any other teaching material then please contact me. I have based the content broadly on the Stroke and Vascular Fellowship curriculum. Stroke is constantly changing and will keep a record here of latest developments and interesting papers and references.
Basic Science and Anatomy Introduction to Stroke, Stroke Epidemiology, Stroke Risk Factors, Stroke Mechanisms, Stroke Pathophysiology, Ischaemic Stroke, Haemorrhagic Stroke, Subarachnoid haemorrhage, Transient Ischaemic attacks, Stroke Screening, Clinical History in Stroke Disease, Clinical Examination in Stroke Disease, NIHSS assessment, Basic and Advanced Investigations, Stroke Imaging CT and MRI, Cryptogenic Stroke, List of Causes of Ischaemic and Haemorrhagic stroke, Hyperacute care of Ischaemic and Haemorrhagic stroke, Stroke Thrombolysis, Mechanical Thrombectomy, Managing Bleeding risk and Coagulopathy, Role of Surgery in Ischaemic and Haemorrhagic Stroke, Stroke Complications, Paradoxical Embolism, Stroke Rehabilitation, Migraine and Stroke, Functional disorders mimicking Stroke, Brain Tumours mimicking Stroke, Service Issues