Bleeding caused by blood escaping into the tissues.
A stroke that happens when a blood vessel bursts, leading to bleeding in the brain (also called a ‘brain haemorrhage’).
A professional involved in stroke care, such as a doctor, nurse, therapist, or care staff.
A cholesterol charity.
Blindness or some loss of vision in one part of the visual field.
Regulation of internal environment (e.g. body temperature regulated at 37°C).
A build up of fluid within the skull.
Hyperacute stroke unit/centre/service
A stroke unit, centre or service that treats patients in the first 72 hours of symptom onset.
Raised levels of lipids (cholesterol, triglycerides or both) in the blood serum.
Raised blood pressure.
Brain damage caused by raised blood pressure.
Blood sugar levels lower than the normal range.
Blood oxygen levels outside the normal range, e.g. below 95% saturation.