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What is the treatment for a stroke?

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Depending on the type of stroke, doctors may give you aspirin or powerful clot-busting drugs. The treatment works best when you get this medication within 3 hours of when your symptoms started. If your stroke was caused by a burst blood vessel, doctors will try to stop the bleeding as soon as possible.

From: The Warning Signs of Stroke WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Stroke Association: "Impact of Stroke," "Types of Stroke," "Stroke Warning Signs," “Act FAST,” “6 Ways You Can Prepare for an Emergency.”

American Academy of Family Physicians: "Stroke: Warning Signs and Tips for Prevention."

American Heart Association: "Stroke Warning Signs."

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: "NINDS Atrial Fibrillation and Stroke Information Page."

Neurology Today: “Calls to Physicians' Offices May Delay Stroke Care.”

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: “What Is a Stroke?”

Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes : “Patterns of Emergency Medical Services Use and Its Association With Timely Stroke Treatment.”

Lancet : “Effect of treatment delay, age, and stroke severity on the effects of intravenous thrombolysis with alteplase for acute ischaemic stroke: a meta-analysis of individual patient data from randomized trials.”

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on November 3, 2017

SOURCES:

American Stroke Association: "Impact of Stroke," "Types of Stroke," "Stroke Warning Signs," “Act FAST,” “6 Ways You Can Prepare for an Emergency.”

American Academy of Family Physicians: "Stroke: Warning Signs and Tips for Prevention."

American Heart Association: "Stroke Warning Signs."

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: "NINDS Atrial Fibrillation and Stroke Information Page."

Neurology Today: “Calls to Physicians' Offices May Delay Stroke Care.”

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: “What Is a Stroke?”

Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes : “Patterns of Emergency Medical Services Use and Its Association With Timely Stroke Treatment.”

Lancet : “Effect of treatment delay, age, and stroke severity on the effects of intravenous thrombolysis with alteplase for acute ischaemic stroke: a meta-analysis of individual patient data from randomized trials.”

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on November 3, 2017

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