Lothian study of INtraCerebral Haemorrhage Pathology, Imaging & Neurological outcome
About 1 in every 5 strokes are caused by bleeding into the brain. Around 15,000 people in the UK will have a bleed like this every year and the effects can be very serious. At the moment, we know very little about what causes a bleed and do not have any effective medical treatments for it. This study will use blood samples, brain scans and samples of brain tissue from people who have had a brain haemorrhage to find out more about what causes them. This could lead to specific treatments, which might benefit you personally by preventing another brain haemorrhage. This might also benefit others in the future.
This study aims to recruit a cohort of adults newly diagnosed with spontaneous ICH from hospitals in the Lothian region and in cases of sudden death (approximately 10% cases of those presenting with ICH) from the community. Adults who are admitted to hospital will be recruited from the three acute stroke units in NHS Lothian (Western General Hospital, Edinburgh Royal Infirmary, and St John’s Hospital), and their associated emergency departments, medical admissions units, ITUs, neurovascular clinics, and regional neuroscience centre.