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If I can calm someone and give BP pill to someone I think might be having a stroke, can they go to ER by car>?
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Dr. Marlis Gonzalez-fernandez
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: No
If a stroke is suspected call 911.
The person is always seen quicker that way as strict protocols are in place. High blood pressure is not the only cause of stroke and i would not recommend giving anymore than the usual daily dose. Call 911 better safe than sorry.

In brief: No
If a stroke is suspected call 911.
The person is always seen quicker that way as strict protocols are in place. High blood pressure is not the only cause of stroke and i would not recommend giving anymore than the usual daily dose. Call 911 better safe than sorry.
Dr. Marlis Gonzalez-fernandez
Dr. Marlis Gonzalez-fernandez
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Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
3 doctors agree
In brief: Stroke
Most strokes coincide with high blood pressure but we should not lowered too quick too fast.
As long as the pt arrives to the emergency room in less than 4.5 hours is ok so the drs in the er may give something to dissolve the clot causing the stroke. If we give Aspirin we might worsen an intracraneal bleeding. If we lower the pressure the strokes gets worst. It's better to call 911 and just wait.

In brief: Stroke
Most strokes coincide with high blood pressure but we should not lowered too quick too fast.
As long as the pt arrives to the emergency room in less than 4.5 hours is ok so the drs in the er may give something to dissolve the clot causing the stroke. If we give Aspirin we might worsen an intracraneal bleeding. If we lower the pressure the strokes gets worst. It's better to call 911 and just wait.
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
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Dr. Olav Jaren
Neurology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Stroke treatment
If you think a person is having a stroke, you should call 9-1-1.
They should be taken to the hospital in an ambulance. The hospital staff will take care of medical treatments. You should not give them blood pressure medicine because you do not want their blood pressure to lower inappropriately. This may cause their stroke symptoms to worsen.

In brief: Stroke treatment
If you think a person is having a stroke, you should call 9-1-1.
They should be taken to the hospital in an ambulance. The hospital staff will take care of medical treatments. You should not give them blood pressure medicine because you do not want their blood pressure to lower inappropriately. This may cause their stroke symptoms to worsen.
Dr. Olav Jaren
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Dr. Phillip Goebel
Call the ambulance do not give medications.
Dr. Claude Brachfeld
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Not a good idea
Stroke is an acute medical emergency with the potential for permanent disability.
Some patients are eligible for treatment with clot-disolving agents that can minimize the impact. The most common reason why patients don't get this treatment is undue delay in reaching the emergency department. Do not delay, do not go by car, call 911. And immediately lowering BP can be dangerous in stroke.

In brief: Not a good idea
Stroke is an acute medical emergency with the potential for permanent disability.
Some patients are eligible for treatment with clot-disolving agents that can minimize the impact. The most common reason why patients don't get this treatment is undue delay in reaching the emergency department. Do not delay, do not go by car, call 911. And immediately lowering BP can be dangerous in stroke.
Dr. Claude Brachfeld
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Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine
In brief: No
You never know what might happen minute to minute.
They could pass out, seize, stop breathing, have an abnormal heart rhythm, or have a heart attack. Call 911 and go by ambulance.

In brief: No
You never know what might happen minute to minute.
They could pass out, seize, stop breathing, have an abnormal heart rhythm, or have a heart attack. Call 911 and go by ambulance.
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Dr. Ankush Bansal
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