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 Is a Stroke? Guide to Types and Symptoms
A stroke is a serious medical emergency. Understand the types of strokes, how they happen, and their symptoms.
Migraine vs. Stroke: How To Tell The Diffrence
How do you know if an intense headache is a migraine or a stroke? Learn the subtle differences that could save your life.
Silent Stroke: What You Need to Know
A silent stroke can hit you without you realizing hit. Find out what the effects are and how you can prevent one.
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.
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.
Recognizing a Stroke
Getting treatment fast is key when you're having a stroke. Learn how to recognize the symptoms.
Slideshows & Images
Stroke: What You Need to Know
Pictures help explain the symptoms, causes, and dramatic lifesaving treatments for stroke -- including when to call 911.
Slideshow: Stroke Rehab to Regain Arm Movement
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.