Treatment for Stroke

Stroke - Treatment for Stroke

Medical treatment for stroke:

Specific treatment for stroke will be determined by your physician 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 non-affected limb in a mitt, sling, splint or glove. Intense exercises are done using the stroke-affected arm or hand.

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