Stroke happens when the brain doesn't get enough oxygen due to restricted blood supply. Such patients suffer from a phase of confusion and trouble with speaking and understanding. Their speech becomes slurry to. Other signs include headache followed with vomiting and there is also numbness of the face. The patient would also lose their balance and drop.
HOW IS STROKE DIAGNOSED?
A CT scan or MRI is done to check for a stroke. However, in some cases the results are delayed because of the clot still not being as strong.
HOW IS STROKE TREATED?
The treatment for stroke depends on the kind of stroke one has. In Ischemic stroke, the symptoms include TPA via catheter. For hemorrhagic strokes medicines like Warfarin or Clopidogrel are given right to the brain via blood. There are also lot of other emergency procedures carried out and the patient should be immediately taken to the hospital.
DID YOU KNOW?
Rehabilitation after a stroke helps recover better and faster.