Manchester Stroke Clinic

Our Stroke Clinic offers evidence-based treatment to modify your risk factors and reduce the risk of stroke.

Have you recently had a stroke, had any signs of a potential stroke or are worried about your risk of having a stroke? Our stroke clinic is here to help you; you will be advised on evidence-based treatment to modify your risk factors and reduce the risk of stroke.

Screenings are important for everyone. We now have access to preventative medicine, so if any early detection of disease is found, early intervention and treatment plans can be implemented to help prevent a tragic event from happening.

For stroke survivors, it is even more important to screen for all the risk factors and conduct investigations to identify the right cause, so we can advise on appropriate evidence-based treatments to prevent you from having another stroke.

Our stroke screening can offer screening for diabetes, blood pressure, high cholesterol, underactive and overactive thyroid status, and imaging of brain and blood vessels to detect any clots or fatty deposits in them.

What to expect during your visit to our stroke clinic? 

Our consultants always start their stroke assessments with a consultation, giving you time with our consultants for them to find out more about you and any stroke concerns or past strokes. You will need to provide any relevant personal and family medical history.

Our consultant will recommend tests to screen risk factors and causes leading to stroke. Our Consultant will then advise on an evidence-based management plan to reduce the risk of stroke.

The tests will vary depending on your medical history:

For patients with no symptoms, we investigate and address risk factors for stroke, including high blood pressure, diabetes, cholesterol and heart conditions related to a higher risk of stroke.

For stroke survivors, we provide a comprehensive range of investigations, including: 

  • Inhouse neuroimaging of brain and blood vessels (MRI and MRA)
  • Blood tests to check for cholesterol, diabetes and various other risk factors
  • Heart screen for Atrial Fibrillation condition
  • Advanced cardiac investigations including, echocardiogram (ECG), Ambulatory prolonged cardiac monitoring and Cardiac MRI
  • Investigate rarer causes of “cryptogenic strokes” – these vary depending on the results of previous investigations and your medical history and findings.

After completing thorough investigations and identifying risk factors and causes, we provide an evidence-based management plan for these conditions and advise on modifying lifestyle factors. We aim to reduce your risk of further strokes with a comprehensive strategy of thorough investigations providing accurate diagnostics and evidence-based medical management.

We can arrange an onward referral for any rare genetic tests if needed as part of this service.

Why is it important to have a routine stroke check-up?

  • If you had a stroke, the screening allows you to understand what caused the stroke
  • Understanding your risk of having a stroke is the first step in lowering the risk
  • Put an action plan in place with steps you can take to lower your risk of stroke

Why Nuffield Health?

  • You can have a consultation and assessment tests in a single visit
  • No waiting lists, appointments at your convenience
  • A friendly team of experienced experts

Can I self-refer?

Yes, for those self-referring, we will need your permission that all correspondence and test results will be shared with your registered GP or health care professional.

Meet the team

Dr Amit Kishore

Consultant Stroke Physician

Qualifications: MSc, MRCP Geriatric medicine, Certificate of completion Specialty training Geriatric Medicine, General Internal Medicine and Stroke Medicine MBBS.

Dr Kishore is a Consultant Stroke Physician. He is involved in delivering high-quality hyperacute stroke care, including thrombolysis and mechanical thrombectomy. He provides acute stroke inpatient care and outpatient care for TIA patients. He also offers neurocritical care advice to stroke patients, in-reach cover to the Stroke Rehabilitation Team, and has set up a regional Embolic Stroke of Unknown Source Clinic at SRFT.

Dr Dwaipayan Sen

Consultant Physician in Stroke Medicine and Aging & Complex Medicine
Clinical Director at Greater Manchester Comprehensive Stroke Centre
Manchester Centre for Clinical Neurosciences, Salford Royal Hospital
Honorary Senior Lecturer, School of Medicine, University of Manchester

Qualifications: FRCP (Glasgow), MRCP Geriatric Medicine, MBBS (Cal).

Dr Sen qualified in 2002 from Calcutta University and gained a postgraduate qualification of MRCP (UK) in 2006 from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow. He obtained MRCP (Geriatric Medicine) in 2009 and CCT in General (Internal) Medicine, Geriatric Medicine and Stroke Medicine in 2014. He has been appointed as a Consultant in Stroke Medicine and Aging & Complex Medicine since August 2014 at the Comprehensive Stroke Centre in Manchester Centre for Clinical Neurosciences situated in Salford Royal Hospital. He took a break year between October 2016 to November 2017 when he was appointed as a Consultant Stroke Physician and Geriatrician at the Institute of Neurosciences, Kolkata and served as the Director of Stroke services there. He is currently taking on the Clinical Director role at the Comprehensive Stroke Centre in Salford Royal Hospital. He is also an Honorary Senior Lecturer at Manchester University.

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