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Stroke – Treatment Summary

February 14, 2022


So in summary, treatment for acute stroke, intravenous TPA and club buster, there is something called intraarterial treatment that can be given to a certain subset of patients that most stroke centers here in Tucson are able to provide. If we look at causes of stroke and prevention for those, it’s a strong anticoagulant for A fib, coumadin, Xarelto, Eliquis or Pradaxa. And then for the rest of stroke, we’re looking at aspirin, Plavix, or Agoronox, cholesterol control, and blood pressure control. For a certain subset of patients with carotid artery stenosis, some of them can be aggressively treated medically, but some of them will need some type of definitive treatment to open up that narrowing. And that’s either carotid endarterectomy with a vascular surgeon or carotid stenting.

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