Patient Resources

COVID-19 Resources

The Institute for Stroke and Cerebrovascular Disease is working hard to monitor the COVID-19 outbreak and provide the proper information, resources and care to the stroke community we serve. Our top priority is the health and safety of our patients, physicians, and staff.

If you have any questions regarding your stroke care during the COVID-19 crisis, please contact info.uthiscd@gmail.com.

Please visit our COVID-19 page for all the coronavirus related patient resources.

General Stroke Resources

The American Stroke Association is a national voluntary health agency to help reduce disability and death from cardiovascular diseases and stroke.
The NIH StrokeNet Patient Page offers general information regarding stroke as well as links to resources and more information.

Stroke Support Groups

The American Stroke Association has a Stroke Support Group Finder that will let you search for stroke support groups near you.
Browse the list of open support groups hosted at TIRR Memorial Hermann facilities.

General Information About Clinical Trials

Here is a video on understanding clinical trials.
A good source for finding clinical trials is https://clinicaltrials.gov/.
ClinicalTrials.gov has instructions on searching for clinical trials.

Recent Stroke-related News

  • Does Using Marijuana Affect A Person’s Risk Of Stroke?

    Science Magazine — The jury’s still out on whether the use of marijuana may increase the risk of stroke...Adding to the debate is a new study that looked at recent marijuana use and risk of ischemic stroke published in the June 3, 2020, online issue of Neurology® Clinical Practice, an official journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

  • Early Detection of Dementia with Smart Devices

    The Scientist — Digital biomarkers of cognitive decline could alert us to the early stages of dementia before irreversible damage occurs.

  • Teen Obesity, Diabetes Or High Blood Pressure May Lead To Prematurely Aged Arteries

    Science Magazine — Teenagers who have obesity, type 2 diabetes or high blood pressure may be more likely to have signs of premature blood vessel aging compared to teens without those health conditions, according to new research published today in the Journal of the American Heart Association, an open access journal of the American Heart Association.

  • Diet May Help Preserve Cognitive Function

    Science Magazine — According to a recent analysis of data from two major eye disease studies, adherence to the Mediterranean diet – high in vegetables, whole grains, fish, and olive oil – correlates with higher cognitive function.

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