Stroke Treatment Directory
A stroke is a serious condition that needs immediate treatment. The stroke type and location will determine which treatments are used. After an imaging test diagnoses the stroke type, treatments may include clot busting drugs or other treatments. After the stroke has been managed in the hospital, many stroke patients require further treatment. Lifestyle changes, drug treatment, rehab, and more are possibilities. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how a stroke is treated, what treatments are available, and much more.
How a Stroke Is Diagnosed and Treated
Strokes can happen without warning. Find out why getting to the ER fast is key to your diagnosis and treatment.
What Meds Do You Need to Take After a Stroke?
Taking the right medication after a stroke can help keep you healthy and prevent another stroke. Here's a look at what your doctor might prescribe.
Will I Need Surgery After a Stroke?
Surgery may save your life during a stroke, and can also keep you from having another one. Learn more about some common procedures to lower your stroke risk.
Be Safe At Home After Suffering From A Stroke
A stroke can change many things about your life. There’s plenty you can do to stay safe and healthy as you readjust at home.
Arm and Hand Exercises for Stroke Rehab
WebMD asked stroke rehab experts to describe the types of exercises that are used to help stroke survivors regain the use of their affected arm.
Medications to Reduce Arm Spasticity After a Stroke
WebMD talked with experts to find out what kinds of medications are used to help patients who develop spasticity after a stroke regain control over their arm movements.
Recognizing a Stroke
Getting treatment fast is key when you're having a stroke. Learn how to recognize the symptoms.
Slideshows & Images
Slideshow: Stroke Rehab to Regain Arm Movement
See strategies for regaining limb movement and control after a stroke. Learn about what to expect from physical therapy and your medication options.
Stroke: What You Need to Know
Pictures help explain the symptoms, causes, and dramatic lifesaving treatments for stroke -- including when to call 911.