Stroke Care

Baptist Health Care - Stroke

More stroke patients may now be eligible for treatment, but the first step is still up to you: Call 911.

Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death and the No. 1 cause of disability in adults.

The type of treatment depends on the type of stroke.


ISCHEMIC STROKE

happens when a clot blocks a vessel supplying blood to the brain. It's the most common type, accounting for 87% of all strokes. The treatment goal is to bust or remove the clot.



HEMORRHAGIC STROKE

is caused by a rupture in a blood vessel within the brain. Fewer strokes happen as the result of a rupture. The treatment goal is to stop the bleeding.




TRANSIENT ISCHEMIC ATTACK (TIA)

a TIA is a "mini stroke" that occurs when a blood clot blocks an artery for a short time.



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