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Treatment for Stroke

Treatment for Stroke

Medical treatment for stroke

Specific treatment for stroke will be determined by your doctor based on:

Although there is no cure for stroke, advanced medical and surgical treatments are now available, giving many stroke victims hope for optimal recovery.

Emergency treatments for stroke

Treatment is most effective when started immediately. Emergency treatment following a stroke may include the following:

Other medications used to treat or prevent a stroke

Other medications that may help with recovery following a stroke, or may help to prevent a stroke from occurring, include the following:

Types of surgery to treat or prevent a stroke

Several types of surgery may be performed to help treat a stroke, or help to prevent a stroke from occurring, including the following:

Constraint-Induced Therapy (CIT) for arm and hand paralysis after stroke

Many individuals who have a stroke are left with paralysis of the upper extremities. CIT is a treatment that encourages the use of the stroke-affected limb by constraining the nonaffected limb in a mitt, sling, splint or glove. Intense exercises are done using the stroke-affected arm or hand.

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