The Lancet recently published a three-part Series on stroke, which covers ischaemic stroke, intracerebral haemorrhage, and implications for global stroke prevention and management, and features Emerging Leaders Faculty Member Craig Anderson as well as 2018 Emerging Leader Dorcas Gandhi.
Stroke is the second leading cause of death globally, resulting in more than 5 million deaths worldwide every year. It is also a leading cause of disability, with many individuals who survive a stroke left with long-term disability. The landscape for stroke treatment has changed hugely in recent years, and many patients with acute ischaemic stroke now benefit from treatments such as intravenous alteplase and endovascular thrombectomy. This Series of papers discusses recent advances in the diagnosis and management of the two major stroke subtypes—ischaemic stroke and haemorrhagic stroke—as well as strategies to reduce the risk of stroke, particularly in low-income and middle-income countries where the burden of stroke is the greatest.
The series features an article titled Intracerebral haemorrhage: current approaches to acute management, which is co-authored by Emerging Leaders faculty member Craig Anderson, as well as a profile of Craig as a front runner in stroke research. It also features a paper co-authored by one of our 2018 Emerging Leaders, Dorcas Gandhi, titled Prevention of stroke: a global perspective.