Stroke Treatment | Treatment of Stroke

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Stroke Treatment , Everyone who has had a stroke , or who is at risk of stroke ,needs to know about stroke treatment and care 
Treatment of Stroke
Treatment for stroke depends on the type of stroke (ischemic or hemorrhagic) and how long the patient has had stroke symptoms. This is why it is very important that a person seek medical care immediately when stroke symptoms develop. This gives the doctor adequate time to image the brain, determine the type of stroke, and plan the most effective treatment strategy.
Stroke Treatment 
Regardless of the type, the general treatment for stroke includes oxygen therapy & heart monitoring. Treatment for an ischemic stroke may include blood thinner medications or thrombolytic therapy, while treatment for a hemorrhagic stroke may need surgical procedure.
Stroke Treatment 
After the stroke, additional treatment may include physical therapy, occupational therapy, and rehabilitation.

Treatment for a ischemic stroke may include :
  1. Oxygen therapy
  2. Heart monitoring
  3. Intravenous fluids
  4. Blood thinner medications for ischemic stroke
    • Heparin
    • Aspirin
  5. Thrombolytic therapy for ischemic stroke:
    • Alteplase (TPA)
    •  Must be given within four.5 hours of symptom onset in order to be effective
    • Cannot be administered to those with risk for bleeding in the brain. May reverse stroke signs in
    • up to one-third who have had an ischemic stroke, but may cause bleeding in 6% of patients.
  6. Stroke rehabilitation
  7. Physical therapy for stroke
  8. Occupational therapy for stroke
Treatment for an hemorrhagic stroke may include:
  1. Treatment for a hemorrhagic stroke may include
  2. Oxygen therapy
  3. Intravenous fluids
  4. Medications that reduce brain swelling in hemorrhagic stroke Medications to control hypertension in hemorrhagic stroke Medication to reduce the risk for seizures in hemorrhagic stroke Surgical procedure for hemorrhagic stroke:
  5. May be performed to repair a blood vessel that is bleeding, usually caused by a ruptured cerebral aneurysm or arteriovenous malformation in the brain
  6. Stroke rehabilitation
  7. Physical therapy for stroke
  8. Occupational therapy for stroke

Stroke Treatment

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