Stroke Treatment Options
Treatment for stroke must be given very soon after the onset of symptoms to minimize damage to the brain. Treatment options very depending on the type, severity and location of the stroke.
Ischemic stroke may be treated with a clot-busting medication, but only if given within the first three house of the stroke's onset.
Hemorrhagic stroke depends on the source of the bleeding, such as a cerebral aneurysm, and may include procedures to stop the bleeding. There are two primary surgical treatments for cerebral aneurysms.
- Atherosclerosis (carotid, vertebral, intracranial)
- Brain aneurysms
- Carotid-cavernous fistula
- Dural arteriovenous fistula
- Vascular malformations
- Vascular tumors
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