New brain 'injection' treatment gives hope to 20,000 stroke sufferers

Groundbreaking: New treatment which sees drugs inserted in the brain of stroke victims could help thousands who suffer a brain haemorrhage

Bleeding strokes in the brain affect one in seven stroke victims in the UK – about 20,000 a year – and occur when a weakened blood vessel in the brain ruptures and leaks blood into surrounding brain tissue, often causing permanent damage and disability.

Daniel Hanley, study leader and professor of neurology at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore, said: ‘There is now real hope we have a treatment for the last form of stroke that doesn’t have a treatment – brain haemorrhage.’

Wow, this is really important news, Rich. Thank you for posting this!

Wonder if it will be made available soon. B.