Information about stroke
A stroke is a brain attack – a sudden interruption of blood flow to part of the brain causing it to stop working and eventually damaging brain cells. The effects can be devastating and may last a lifetime. A stroke is also known as a cerebrovascular accident (CVA).
If you have suffered a stroke or are supporting someone who has, it is important to understand what has happened, why it has happened and what you can do to ensure the best recovery. You’ll find the answer to these and many more questions at the links below.
- What is a stroke?
- Recognising stroke
- Living with stroke
- Stroke facts and fallacies
- Reduce your risk of stroke
- Preventing stroke (various language translations)
- Transient Ischaemic Attacks (TIAs or so called 'Mini Strokes')
- Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)