Ischemic Stroke Treatment
- Q Are there alternative treatments for an ischemic stroke?
A stroke is a life-threatening condition that requires emergency care. There are no alternative treatments that can effectively treat the condition. Medications such as aspirin, anticoagulants, or tissue plasminogen activator (TPA), as well as surgery,... Full Answer
- Q How does surgery affect people with an ischemic stroke?
Surgeons may perform carotid endarterectomy after an ischemic stroke (cerebral infarction) to clear the blocked artery in the hopes of preventing another stroke. This procedure will only be done if the individual is expected to live at least five more... Full Answer
- Q Is there a cure for an ischemic stroke?
Unfortunately, there is no cure for strokes. A stroke requires emergency medical attention, and even with early treatment, the condition can be fatal. A lack of blood flow in the brain can cause permanent damage, and in many cases, people have lasting... Full Answer
- Q What is intracranial stenting?
Dr. Rafael Alexander Ortiz, NeurosurgeryApproximately 15 percent of ischemic strokes happen because of atherosclerosis and stenosis (hardening) of the arteries in the brain. The diagnosis is made with MRI/A of the brain and CTA of the head. After a stroke happens due to stenosis of the... Full Answer
- Q Are there side effects to the treatments for ischemic stroke?
There are several treatments given to individuals who have had an ischemic stroke (cerebral infarction), but none is without risk. Drugs that break up clots, called thrombolytic medications, increase the risk for bleeding. Blood thinners should not be... Full Answer