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  Acute Stroke Management - Acute Stroke Treatment

Emergency Treatment

Use these 4 simple steps to administer emergency stroke treatment on anyone who shows signs of stroke symptoms to reduce the effects of stroke and its permanent disability.

  1. Examine the patient’s oral cavity and remove any obstruction in the mouth.
  2. Lay the patient on his side on a flat surface, and keep the patient warm.
  3. Immediately press the “Easylink” social alarm to seek for help if available.
  4. Administer immediate medical treatment.

Acute Stroke Unit care has been proven to be effective to save lives and reduce disabilities caused by stroke for acute stroke patients.

How to administer immediate stroke treamtment :

1  Ischemic Stroke

- The most promising treatment for ischemic stroke is to administer an injection of a blood clot dissolving agent, such as rtPA, to disband the unwanted clot involved in a stroke. The clot dissolving drug is an effective emergency treatment to unclog a blocked blood vessel or artery. Unfortunately, this drug is not suitable for every patient and it must be administered within a three-hour window from the onset of stroke symptoms for maximal effect.

- Another treatment for ischemic stroke is the use of antiplatelet drugs or anticoagulant drugs.

2  Hemorrhagic Stroke
- There are no known drugs available to stop the damage done to the brain by a hemorrhagic stroke. Yet, the doctor will consider executing a number of treatments to control the patient’s blood pressure in order to reduce expansion of the hematoma inside the brain.

- The use of Mannitol and Glycerol is based solely on the severity of the swelling effects in the brain caused by the stroke. These drugs are administered to reduce the intracranial pressure in the patient.

- Surgical treatments will be determined based on the size and location of the bleeding and the possibility of the stroke complications. It is usually contemplated for life-threatening complications and it is not effective in reducing disabilities.