Stroke

Abstracts, Articles, and Citations

Topic Specific Pubmed Query – Healthy People 2010 – Heart Disease and Stroke

General
American Stroke Association
The American Stroke Association is a nonprofit organization dedicated to decreasing the impact of stroke through programs, products and services for health care professionals, consumers and stroke survivors. Its web site includes extensive information on stroke awareness, stroke prevention, stroke treatment, and stroke rehabilitation.

About Strokes
Find information about the effects, types, risks, diagnosis, treatment, and strokes in children

Life After Stroke
Find information on independence, support, caregivers, and healthy living

NIH Stroke Scale CME
Computer or Mobile - This is a free, CME/CE certified program for healthcare professionals on how to administer the NIH Stroke Scale, a critical component of acute stroke assessment

Stroke Library
Find information on specific populations, clinical updates, guidelines, articles, and commentaries

Stroke Toolbox for Health Professionals
Find how to get started, smoking cessation tools, clinical tools, stroke treatment, and resources

Stroke Center Near You
Search by address, state, or zip code

Warning Signs

Internet Stroke Center
A service of the Washington University School of Medicine, the Internet Stroke Center provides stroke information for patients, family members, and professionals. A clinical trials directory and local/regional information are also included.

Clinical Trials
This site is the Stroke Trials Registry, a continuously updated registry of randomized clinical trials in stroke and cerebrovascular disease

Neurology Image Library
Offers viewing of CT, MR, and angiogram images of cerebrovascular and neurological diseases

Patients and Families
Information offered includes defining, diagnosing, and treating strokes. There is a section for caregivers and living after a stroke

Professionals
Knformation includes images, evidence-based guidelines, education, basic sciences, stroke diagnosis, management, and resources

National Aphasia Association
NAA offers information on the medical causes of aphasia, support groups and local organizations, living with aphasia or someone who has aphasia, and the latest medical research. Aphasia- Aphasia is an acquired communication disorder that impairs a person's ability to process language, but does not affect intelligence. Aphasia impairs the ability to speak and understand others, and most people with aphasia experience difficulty reading and writing. It is usually acquired as the result of a stroke.

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
NINDS is a federal agency that conducts and supports research on the causes, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of neurological disorders and stroke. Its web site includes authoritative information for consumers, as well as current research and research opportunities.

Disorders A-Z
Find information about particular disorders including definition, treatment, prognosis, research, clinical trials, organizations, and other information on Medlineplus.gov

Know Stroke Campaign
Find materials including brochures, toolkits, radio announcements, and videos

Know Stroke Campaign for Health Professionals
Training materials available for health professionals

Organizations
Our intent is to provide information useful to individuals nationally, and for this reason we have not included many local groups that offer valuable assistance to patients and their families within a limited geographic area. Many of the organizations listed in this directory have information available to the public on the World Wide Web.

Training and Career awards
Find information on grants and awards, program and policy information, and resources and tools

National Stroke Association (NSA)
NSA provides education, services and community-based activities in prevention, treatment, rehabilitation and recovery. Its web site includes info for consumers & professionals, including regional chapters & stroke centers. This site has specific information for women, men, children, African Americans and caregivers. Available in English and Spanish.

Multiple Languages
MedlinePlus Stroke
SPIRAL Specific Patient Information Resource in Asian Languages - Stroke