The Stroke Center provides acute stroke treatment to patients that have suffered an ischemic stroke, hemorrhagic stroke, or transient ischemic attack (TIA). Stroke treatments may include medications and/or surgery. A multidisciplinary team of healthcare professionals will determine a unique treatment plan that is right for you.
An ischemic stroke occurs when a blood vessel bringing blood to the brain becomes blocked, cutting off blood flow and oxygen to the brain cells. Without oxygen, nerve cells can’t function and soon die. When this happens, the parts of the body controlled by the nerve cells can’t function either.
Unlike an ischemic stroke, which is caused by a blocked artery, a hemorrhagic stroke occurs when a blood vessel ruptures in or near the brain. Hemorrhagic strokes are usually more severe than ischemic strokes.
A TIA, or transient ischemic attack, is a mini stroke that occurs when a blood clot blocks a blood vessel for a short period of time. It is a warning sign that a stroke may occur soon, and prompt medical attention can prevent a stroke. The symptoms of TIA are very similar to the warning signs of a stroke.
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