Treatment & Procedures

Hemorrhagic Stroke
Surgery and Other Procedures
Aneurysm Treatments - Aneurysm Coiling - Aneurysm Clipping AVM Treatment
Hemorrhagic Stroke

Clot-dissolving medications, such as a tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) are effective in dissolving clots and reopening arteries. Because most of the damage caused by an ischemic stroke occurs in the first few hours, clot-dissolving medications are vital in increasing chances for a full recovery.

IV-tPA Intravenous Thrombolysis
It is essential that clot-busting drugs used for the treatment of an ischemic stroke be administered intravenously within three hours of the stroke. After the three-hour window, some patients may be candidates for IA-tPA (intra-arterial therapy) or mechanical embolectomy.

Ischemic Stroke
tPA coming in and busting clot IA and IV
(3.5 MB avi)