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Everyone who has had a stroke -- or who is at risk of stroke -- needs to know about stroke treatment and care. These links take you to that information.


When a patient displays stroke-like symptoms, a doctor, often a neurologist (a doctor who specializes in managing strokes) must not only confirm the symptoms but also identify the type of stroke, its location, and the extent of brain damage. Treatment decisions hinge on all these issues.

Click here to learn about the initial treatment for stroke, and ongoing treatment afterward.

Thrombolysis, also known as thrombolytic therapy, is a treatment to dissolve dangerous clots in blood vessels, improve blood flow, and prevent damage to tissues and organs.

Here are some tips for care at home.

A wide range of medicines is used for people who have had a stroke, or are at high risk of having one. Click here to learn about them.

If you have had a stroke, you may need surgery. Learn about it here.

Click here for information about rehabilitation, and about a new treatment aimed at preventing stroke.

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