A stroke occurs when the supply of blood to the brain is interrupted. There are a number of different kinds of stroke, as the cause of blood supply to the brain being restricted or stopped can vary. Stroke is a serious medical condition and help should be sought immediately if one is suspected.

Different areas of the brain are responsible for different functions, such as movement, sensory perception, thinking and feeling. When a stroke occurs, it will depend which area of the brain is affected and how large the stroke is in assessing what long and short term symptoms might be. Every stroke is different. Each person affected by stroke will have different symptoms and needs.

How The Florey is making a difference

The Florey dedicates significant resources to studying stroke – from the basic science through to public health, rehabilitation and epidemiology. Investigations into neuroprotective and neuroregenerative drugs, advancing stroke care and predicting further incidence of stroke through biomarkers and imaging are part of our ongoing work. We are also involved in expanding stroke diagnosis services through telemedicine technology and examining the use of early rehabilitation and exercise to improve recovery from stroke.

More information

If you suspect a stroke call 000 immediately. For further information contact the Stroke Foundation on 1800 787 653.

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