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If you or someone you love has suffered through a stroke, you are probably wondering what you should do next. The following is a simple primer that will help you get the help you need.
The first thing you will want to make sure the stroke victim receives is a medical evaluation and emergency stroke medications. Don’t assume the stroke victim is fine just because symptoms have faded away or seem minor. Get into the hospital as soon as you see symptoms (by ambulance is safest, since stroke victims can suffer multiple strokes, one after another.)
Immediate Ischemic Stroke Treatment
Once at the hospital, talk to the doctors about the fact that you suspect this is a stroke. If the doctors determine the stroke has been caused by a blockage in the arteries, they will start intravenous delivery of blood thinners and clot busters, which will help dislodge and break up any blood clots that have lodged themselves in the arteries leading to the brain.
In some cases, the doctor will inject medications into an artery in the groin so the medication will go straight to the brain. The doctor may also insert a catheter in through that groin artery so he or she can physically remove the blood clot.
After the Ischemic Stroke
After the stroke victim has been stabilized, the doctor may decide to perform one or more of the following procedures:
The doctor may thread a catheter into that artery in the groin and place a stent or two inside the artery. The stent will keep the artery from narrowing.
The doctor may decide it is necessary to surgically strip the arteries of excess plague and fatty build up.
Immediate Treatment of a Hemorrhagic Stroke
If the patient is having a hemorrhagic stroke, the doctor will try to stop the bleeding inside the brain and repair the ruptured blood vessels. In this case, the doctor will not use blood thinners or clot busters because they problem is hemorrhaging, not a blocked artery. Instead the doctor will give the patient drugs that lower blood pressure and intracranial pressure. If you take a blood thinner on a regular basis, you may require a blood transfusion to counter the effects of your blood becoming too thin.
After the bleeding has been stopped, the doctor will consider surgical repair of blood vessels or to relieve pressure inside the brain. After that, the patient will need to rest while the body heals.
Therapy and Support Services
After the stroke victim returns home, you will need to set up appointments with therapists and support services that will help the stroke patient regain full capabilities again. You may need to request home health care or specific services (speech therapist, physical therapist) to make sure all aspects of recovery are covered. Be sure to ask about recovery support groups so you can get all the help you need.
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