TREATMENT OF STROKE

> Medication can be administered within the first four and a half hours.

The first aim in stroke that develops due to cerebral vascular occlusion is to open the vascular occlusion and to eliminate the malnutrition in the brain. For this, a clot-dissolving drug (thrombolytic) can be administered intravenously (for example, from the arm) within the first four and a half hours. The earlier the medication treatment is started, the higher the chance of opening the brain vessel.

>It may be possible to relieve vascular occlusion with angio up to the first 8 hours.

Treatment with angio in strokes caused by atherosclerosis is a treatment that has been proven to be beneficial in many clinical studies and is applied all over the world. In this treatment, it is aimed to reach the clogged brain vessel by angiography and to remove the clot. Different techniques can be used to remove the clot. The earlier the stroke treatment with angiography can be performed, the more successful it will be.

>Stroke treatment cannot be done in every health institution

Stroke treatment methods such as angiography cannot be applied in every hospital. The patient should be treated in centers with a stroke team and technological equipment specialized in stroke treatment. 112 Emergency Health Services knows these centers in advance and transfers the patient to the nearest center. In big cities, centers where stroke patients can be treated have been determined.

>The causes of stroke should be revealed quickly after stroke.

The only way to prevent stroke recurrence is to start the most appropriate treatment for the cause immediately. First of all, stroke risk factors are determined for the patient. For rare causes of stroke, further blood tests may be required.

>Post-stroke physical therapy and rehabilitation process

The priority is the treatment and control of the medical and neurological condition. It is preferable to start physical therapy as soon as possible afterwards. This treatment, which is started in neurology clinics, continues in the relevant units after the hospital period.