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Are there alternative treatments for a stroke?

A stroke is a life-threatening condition that requires emergency care. There are no alternative treatments that can effectively treat the condition. Depending on the type of stroke, surgery and other procedures aim to either control bleeding or increase blood flow in the brain to minimize damage.

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