Stroke Treatment

There are three treatment stages for stroke:

  • Prevention
  • Therapy immediately after the stroke
  • Rehabilitation.

Therapies treat the patient's underlying risk factors for stroke,
such as hypertension and diabetes.

  • Acute stroke therapies try to stop a stroke in progress by dissolving the blood clot causing an ischemic stroke or by stopping the bleeding of a hemorrhagic stroke.
  • Rehabilitation helps individuals overcome disabilities resulting from stroke.
  • Drug therapy is the most common treatment for stroke and include antithrombotics (antiplatelet agents and anticoagulants) and thrombolytics.