Stimulating Rehabilitation After StrokeQ&A with Roy H. Hamilton, M.D., M.S.
It’s hard for doctors to predict who will recover fully after a stroke and who may not. Dana Foundation grantee Roy Hamilton is investigating using transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) to take measurements of the injured brain’s plasticity to see if this can predict how well it is healing.
Improving Stroke Prevention and Treatment Now
During the past 25 years, more advances were made than ever before in our understanding of strokes and in our ability to prevent and treat them. Technology is readily available that can quickly and safely image the brain and heart and the blood vessels that supply them. Drugs can effectively treat and control risk factors that lead to stroke.
Searching for a New Strategy to Protect the Brain
Developing a safe and effective therapy to protect the brain after a stroke represents a major unsolved challenge for researchers. Current medications prescribed after stroke do not do this, and a great deal of research has focused on developing a safe and effective therapy for use after stroke.