Table of Contents

Homepage | Introduction | Neuroscience | Neuroanatomy | Ischaemic Stroke | Haemorrhagic Stroke | Subdural Haematoma | Subarachnoid Haemorrhage | Transient Ischaemic Attacks | Clinical Assessment | Stroke and TIA Mimics | Investigations | Stroke Imaging | Hyperacute/Acute Management | Thrombolysis | Rehabilitation | Surgery | Uncommon Causes of Stroke | Stroke Pharmacology | Appendix | References | Cases


Welcome to all of those involved with the management of patients with Stroke. 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 wih colleagues and please come back again.

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. Email: drokane at

If you are new to stroke then start here at Introduction to Stroke.


May 2014: Latest News: The European Stroke Conference was held in Nice in May 2014. Main outcomes were the lack of benefit for additional oxygen in the Stroke SOS study and Nitrates in the ENOS study. These were large scale well run excellent UK trials with thousands of patients and credit goes to their investigators. The search goes on to look for early interventions to improve outcomes

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Every effort has been made in preparing this publication to provide accurate and up to date information in accord with accepted standards and practice at the time of publication. The author can make no warranties that the information contained herein is totally free from error, not least because clinical standards are constantly changing. The author therefore disclaims all liability for direct or consequential damages resulting from the use of material within this publication. Readers are recommended to check all drugs doses, indication and contraindications and interactions used with the British National Formulary or drug data-sheet prior to use. If a reader is unsure what to do then they should seek support from their senior medical advisor. Patients should seek help from their own doctor/healthcare provider.

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