Cerebrovascular Disease & Dementia
Research into cerebrovascular disease is concentrated in the Stroke Prevention Research Unit, formed by Professor Peter Rothwell in 2000, and now part of the Centre for Prevention of Stroke and Dementia.
Cerebrovascular diseases are conditions that develop as a result of problems with the blood vessels that supply the brain. The four most common types are: stroke; transient ischaemic attack (TIA); subarachnoid haemorrhage; and vascular dementia.
Our research into cerebrovascular disease is concentrated in the Centre for Prevention of Stroke and Dementia. The Centre carries out research that increases understanding of the causes of cerebrovascular disease and aims to improve the prevention of stroke and vascular dementia in routine clinical practice.
We are also developing novel MRI acquisition and analysis methods that address the wide spectrum of cerebrovascular diseases.