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What is the treatment for cerebral vascular accident?

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Dr. Soren Singel
Neurosurgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: Acute care

Immediate admission to hospital.
If no contraindications, I.V. Blood clot dissolving with tpa (alteplase). If not successful, intra-arterial thrombolysis (through a catheter), only available at very few specialized centers. Then, intensive care followed by rehab. Also, need a full stroke workup looking for irregular heart beat, a hole in the heart (pfo), blockages in the neck or brain vessels, aneurysms etc.

In brief: Acute care

Immediate admission to hospital.
If no contraindications, I.V. Blood clot dissolving with tpa (alteplase). If not successful, intra-arterial thrombolysis (through a catheter), only available at very few specialized centers. Then, intensive care followed by rehab. Also, need a full stroke workup looking for irregular heart beat, a hole in the heart (pfo), blockages in the neck or brain vessels, aneurysms etc.
Dr. Soren Singel
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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology
2 doctors agree

In brief: MRA can

Identify ischemic or hemorrhagic stroke (cva) and determine the use of clot extraction or thrombolytic therapy.
...Time is crucial.

In brief: MRA can

Identify ischemic or hemorrhagic stroke (cva) and determine the use of clot extraction or thrombolytic therapy.
...Time is crucial.
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
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