HEALTH AND MEDICINE, SCIENCE AND TECH

STROKE: TREATMENT AND REHABILITATION


TREATMENT

As the two main different kinds of stroke, ischemic and hemorrhagic, are caused by different factors, both require different forms of treatment.

ISCHEMIC
Ischemic strokes are caused by arteries being blocked or narrowed and so treatment focuses on restoring an adequate flow of blood to the brain. Treatment can begin with drugs to break down clots and prevent further ones from forming.
SURGERY such as A
carotid endarterectomy involves a surgeon opening the carotid artery and removing any plaque that might be blocking it AND ANGIOPLASTY.

Hemorrhagic stroke

Hemorrhagic strokes are caused by bleeding into the brain and so treatment focuses on controlling the bleeding and reducing the pressure on the brain that it is
causing. Treatment can begin with drugs being given to reduce the pressure in the brain, overall blood pressure, prevent seizures and prevent sudden constrictions of blood vessels.

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