Stroke is one of the leading causes of death and disability in the world, affecting approximately 48,000 Australians every year, making it the biggest killer of Australians behind heart disease. It is also the largest cause of disability in our community.
The Florey dedicates significant resources to studying stroke - from the basic science through to public health, rehabilitation and epidemiology. Investigations into neuroprotective and neuroregenerative drugs, advancing stroke care and predicting further incidence of stroke through biomarkers and imaging are part of our ongoing work. We are also involved in expanding stroke diagnosis services through telemedicine technology and examining the use of early rehabilitation and exercise to improve recovery from stroke.
If you are seeking more information on living with stroke please follow the link below.