If you or someone you love has just had a stroke, here are links to stroke organizations and resources.
Stroke Rehabilitation - Medicines for Stroke Prevention
After a stroke and during rehabilitation, you need medicines to help prevent another stroke. You may need medicines to thin your blood and prevent clots from forming and medicines to lower blood pressure and cholesterol.Antiplatelets to prevent clotsAspirin, aspirin with extended - release dipyridamole (Aggrenox), and other antiplateletsAnticoagulants to keep clots from growing and to prevent new
Should I put my loved one who has had a stroke in a nursing home?
This information will help you understand your health care choices and what the results may be, whether you share in the decision - making process or rely on your doctor's recommendation.Key points in making your decisionThe decision to put a loved one in a nursing home is difficult. Taking care of someone at home after the person has had a stroke requires significant social, financial, and ...
Should I have carotid endarterectomy for stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA)?
Carotid endarterectomy is surgery to remove plaque buildup that causes narrowing (stenosis) in the carotid artery. The surgery is done to reduce your risk for transient ischemic attack (TIA) and stroke. But your doctor may recommend surgery only if you have moderate to severe narrowing and a low risk of complications from the surgery. Consider the following when making your decision: 1 You are ...
Should I take anticoagulants to prevent stroke?
This information will help you understand your choices, whether you share in the decision - making process or rely on your doctor's recommendation.Key points in making your decisionAnticoagulant medication, such as warfarin (Coumadin, for example), is highly effective in preventing stroke and death due to stroke in people with atrial fibrillation. However, it may not be suitable for everyone. ...
Stroke Related Dementia
Questions and answers about stroke-related dementia.