Stroke is an emergency condition that needs immediate treatment depending upon the type of the stroke. Quick treatment improves chances of survival and reduces complications.
Ischemic stroke:In cases of ischemic stroke, treatment is done to quickly restore blood flow to the brain.
Emergency medication for Ischemic stroke: Emergency treatment includes clot-busting drugs that dissolve blood clot. Drugs include:
Emergency procedures: Depending upon the features of bold clot, surgeon may decide to perform following procedure in patients of ischemic stroke:
Other procedures: Following procedures are recommended by the surgeon to decrease the risk future stroke:
Hemorrhagic stroke: In case of hemorrhagic stroke, treatment is done to control bleeding and reduce pressure in the brain.
Emergency medication for hemorrhagic stroke: Patients taking warfarin (coumadin) or other anti-platelet drugs such as clopidogrel (Plavix) to prevent blood clots are given drugs to counteract their blood thinners' effects. In addition to this, drugs to lower pressure in brain (intracranial pressure), lower blood pressure, prevent vasospasm or prevent seizures. After bleeding stops in brain, supportive medical care is given to absorb blood and fasten healing.
Surgical blood vessel repair: Any of the following procedures is done to repair blood vessel abnormalities associated with hemorrhagic stroke:
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