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Research & Development



Research aims

Our research focuses on trialling new drugs or therapies. These aim to improve recovery after a stroke, or to prevent strokes and complications. Examples include:

  • Atrial fibrillation is a type of irregular heartbeat that can cause blood clots to form in the heart. The movement of these clots block blood vessels in the brain, causing a specific type of stroke. One trial is comparing the effectiveness of early treatment to prevent recurrent strokes.
  • Swallowing problems (dysphagia) affects more than half of stroke patients. This can lead to poor nutrition, chest infections and increased care needs. At present, there are no proven treatments for swallowing problems after stroke. Research studies are exploring electrical stimulation use to help re-programme the brain.

Our Acute Stroke Unit page contains more information. Here you will find details of studies that we are currently recruiting for. Recently published stroke trials involving our patients are also listed. Please visit our Acute Stroke Unit research page.

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