The UK NSC recommendation on Stroke screening in adults (archived)

This recommendation is no longer active

Date of deactivation 7 August 2015
Reason for deactivation The current test for risk of stroke is through raised blood pressure. Raised blood pressure is covered by the adult hypertension recommendation. Therefore this recommendation is redundant and the policies on hypertension and AF as major causes of stroke will be main focus for screening recommendations.
Recommendation Systematic population screening programme not recommended
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Stroke prevention will be integrated with measures to reduce the risk of diabetes, heart disease and their complications.


More about Stroke

A stroke is a serious medical condition that occurs when the blood supply to the brain is disturbed. Like all organs, our brain needs the oxygen and nutrients provided by our blood to function properly. If the supply of blood is restricted or stopped, brain cells begin to die. This can lead to brain damage and possibly death.

» Read more about strokes on NHS Choices

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