The focus in the first hours is to diagnose and treat. After that, the focus is on preventing complications and preparing for discharge and recovery.... Read more
Medications to treat stroke
tPA (tissue plasminogen activator)
It can stop a stroke by breaking up the blood clot. It should only be given to patients who are having a stroke caused by a blood clot (ischemic stroke). Read more.
There are two kinds of blood thinners: antiplatelet drugs and anticoagulants. Read more.
Blood pressure lowering medications
There are many different kinds of blood pressure-lowering drugs. Your doctor will work with you to find the drug, or combination of drugs, that is best for you. Read more.