Stroke is a medical emergency
Treatment of stroke patients in the Neuro Praxis in Düsseldorf
A stroke is a medical emergency in which blood flow to the brain is compromised. There are two main types of stroke: ischemic stroke, which is caused by a blood clot, and hemorrhagic stroke, which is caused by bleeding in the brain.
Symptoms of stroke can come on suddenly and include:
- Weakness or numbness in the arms, legs or on one side of the body
- Confusion or difficulty speaking or understanding
- visual disturbances
- Dizziness or lack of coordination
The stroke is a medical emergency and should be treated in an appropriate hospital without any loss of time.
It is also important to initiate secondary drug prophylaxis as quickly as possible. It is also important to promptly identify and treat risk factors such as hyperlipidemia, diabetes mellitus or high blood pressure. In many cases, intensive rehabilitation is also initiated.