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How and where is stroke treated?
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Dr. Marlis Gonzalez-Fernandez
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: Immediately
A suspected stroke is a medical emergency.
Person or family should call 911 as time is very important for treatment. If the stroke is caused by a blocked artery treatment to break the blockage is available. After the stroke is stable and the treatment is complete rehabilitation can start. This may occur in an inpatient rehabilitation unit or subacute unit depending on the person's abilities.

In brief: Immediately
A suspected stroke is a medical emergency.
Person or family should call 911 as time is very important for treatment. If the stroke is caused by a blocked artery treatment to break the blockage is available. After the stroke is stable and the treatment is complete rehabilitation can start. This may occur in an inpatient rehabilitation unit or subacute unit depending on the person's abilities.
Dr. Marlis Gonzalez-Fernandez
Dr. Marlis Gonzalez-Fernandez
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Dr. Christopher Dowd
Internal Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: Hospital then rehab
An acute stroke is treated in an er and then a hospital.
Depending on the deficits that result from the stroke, a patient who had a stroke may need to do various types of rehab, such as physical, occupational or speech therapy. If the needs are severe these may be done in a rehab facility. Other times it's done as an outpatient. Don't forget the importance of preventing a 2nd stroke!

In brief: Hospital then rehab
An acute stroke is treated in an er and then a hospital.
Depending on the deficits that result from the stroke, a patient who had a stroke may need to do various types of rehab, such as physical, occupational or speech therapy. If the needs are severe these may be done in a rehab facility. Other times it's done as an outpatient. Don't forget the importance of preventing a 2nd stroke!
Dr. Christopher Dowd
Dr. Christopher Dowd
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Dr. Steven Ajluni
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
In brief: Stroke
Strokes are either due to hemorrhage or due to vascular occlusion (ischemic).
In all strokes careful BP control (avoiding too fast a drop in BP to avoid hypoperfusion secondary to cerebral auto regulation influences) is needed. Ischemic strokes might benefit by thrombolysis if confronted early, as well as antiplatelet meds (aspirin, plavix). Longterm risk is reduced with lipid-lowering meds.

In brief: Stroke
Strokes are either due to hemorrhage or due to vascular occlusion (ischemic).
In all strokes careful BP control (avoiding too fast a drop in BP to avoid hypoperfusion secondary to cerebral auto regulation influences) is needed. Ischemic strokes might benefit by thrombolysis if confronted early, as well as antiplatelet meds (aspirin, plavix). Longterm risk is reduced with lipid-lowering meds.
Dr. Steven Ajluni
Dr. Steven Ajluni
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