Measures will be taken to stabilize your vital signs,
including giving you medicines.
If your stroke is diagnosed soon enough after
the start of symptoms, you may be given a clot-dissolving medicine called
tissue plasminogen activator (t-PA), which can
increase your chances of recovery.
You may also receive
another antiplatelet medicine.
In some cases, the clot causing the symptoms is removed with a medical device (rather than dissolved with medicine).
Treatment includes efforts
to control bleeding, reduce pressure in the brain, and stabilize vital signs,
especially blood pressure.
You will be
closely monitored for signs of increased pressure on the brain. These signs include
restlessness, confusion, trouble following commands, and headache. Other
measures will be taken to keep you from straining from excessive coughing,
vomiting, or lifting, or straining to pass stool or change