This booklet is for you or your family, if you have had a stroke. It is based on the recommendations from a national clinical guideline on how to treat, support, and give information to patients who have had a stroke.
This booklet explains:
what happens to your body when you have a stroke;
how health-care professionals treat people who they think have had a stroke;
information about treatment; and
how to monitor and reduce the risks of someone having another stroke.
It does not cover information on patients with subarachnoid haemorrhage (where a ruptured blood vessel has bled around the outside of the brain).