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Heart health and stroke

Although strokes may ultimately affect the brain, they are in fact caused by vascular complications; stroke plays an incredibly important role in SAHMRI’s Heart Health theme.

Heart attack and stroke: many common factors

The current treatments for heart attacks and stroke are identical, and involve surgery to open up blocked blood vessels.

SAHMRI’s stroke research group is working hard to better prevent stroke from occurring, to develop a test for determining who may be more likely to suffer from a stroke and improve the management of acute stroke.

Early action is best

When showing symptoms of stroke or heart attack, it is vital to present to a hospital as soon as possible in order to receive the best treatment and reduce the risk of subsequent problems.


Professor Nicholls is affiliated with The University of Adelaide.

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The SAHMRI community acknowledges and pays respect to the Kaurna people as the traditional custodians of the Adelaide region. We also acknowledge the deep feelings of attachment and the relationship of the Kaurna people to their country. We pay our respects to the Kaurna peoples' ancestors and the living Kaurna people today.