Treatment for a Stroke
A stroke requires emergency treatment. It will depend upon whether you are having an ischemic stroke or a hemorrhagic stroke.
• Blood thinning drugs
• Delivery of tissue plasminogen activator (TPA) through IV
• TPA delivered directly to the brain
• Mechanical clot removal
To prevent another stroke, doctors may recommend:
• Carotid endarterectomy, and/or
• Angioplasty and stents
• Medication to prevent blood clots
• Surgical blood vessel repair.