Patients are participating in stroke research around the world

We currently have a number of clinical trials and research studies seeking patients managing stroke and the effects of stroke. We can help find trials and research studies near you and may help you to get access to those opportunities.

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Stroke clinical trials and research studies

What is a stroke?

Stroke is a brain disorder that is manifested by sudden loss or deterioration of brain function, sometimes called an attack. In the event of a stroke, blood supply to the brain is interrupted by a blocked or severely narrowed blood vessel or a haemorrhage. Following a stroke some brain cells die and others can be damaged leading to temporary or permanent loss of functions like speech, vision or the ability to walk. Brain cells are damaged and can die when blood flow to the brain is interrupted and cells stop getting vital nutrients and oxygen from blood. A sudden bleed in the brain, caused by a haemorrhage, can also damage brain cells by flooding the brain or causing significant pressure on brain cells. Time to treatment is critical in the event of a stroke. The faster a patient can access care within the first hour, the better the outcome is likely to be. Stroke can occur in children and young people, but it predominantly affects older people. One in six people suffer a stroke in their lifetime.

Where is stroke research now?

Extensive research is ongoing around the world in stroke prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation. Because of the widespread incidence of stroke, and the significant short and long-term impacts stroke has on a survivor’s life, stroke research is one of the largest medical research communities in the world.

How can I get involved in stroke research?

Getting involved in stroke research and clinical trials may be a part of your recovery plan, or it may help pave the way in developing new diagnostics and therapies that will benefit others. There are a large number of clinical trials and research studies undertaken each year to understand, prevent and treat stroke.

Participants participated for stroke trials around the world

Opin’s direct-to-patient approach can reduce participant timelines to weeks, not months.

Number of Participants

required for trials.

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Stroke clinical trials and research studies around the world

37 trials

Phase 1

65 trials

Phase 2

47 trials

Phase 3

40 trials

Phase 4

883 trials


Leading areas of stroke research

Types of stroke