Stroke is a disorder of nerve function caused by damage to the blood vessels of the brain. In general, strokes are divided into 2 types namely ischemic stroke (cerebral artery blockage) and hemorrhagic stroke (brain blood vessel rupture). Ischemic stroke is the most common type of stroke, which is 80% of all stroke events. Stroke therapy can minimize disability if the treatment is done quickly and precisely.
Stroke Therapy and Stroke Treatment
There are two modalities of ischemic stroke therapy that are internationally recommended, namely thrombolysis and thrombectomy. This stroke treatment can only be done in the first few hours when someone got a stroke.
Thrombolysis Stroke Therapy.
This therapy is a treatment for stroke through the action of giving blood thinning drugs (Alteplase or r-TPA). This drug is in the form of intravenous fluids that work by dissolving blood clots that block the blood vessels of the brain. This stroke treatment is effective for strokes that occur in less than 4.5 hours.
Thrombectomy Stroke Therapy.
This therapy is a treatment for stroke through the action of catheterization of blood vessels (endovascular mechanical thrombectomy). This thrombectomy procedure can remove blood clots from blocked blood vessels of the brain so that blood flow becomes smooth again. Thrombectomy is performed in the catheterization room (cath lab) with the patient in conscious condition or sufficiently with local anesthesia. Generally, the treatment of stroke takes 60-90 minutes. Thrombectomy should be done as soon as someone has symptoms of a stroke because this action will be less effective when a stroke has passed for 8-12 hours.
Thrombectomy has many advantages over other acute stroke treatment options, such as thrombolysis (blood thinning infusion medication). Besides being more effective, the action of thrombectomy also does not require high-dose blood thinning drugs so it is safer from the risk of bleeding.
Stroke therapy at Primaya Hospital can serve stroke patients quickly, precisely and comprehensively. With faster and integrated services, the potential for patients experiencing disabilities can be minimized. Stroke therapy facilities at Primaya Hospital consist of diagnostic facilities including Computerized Tomography Scan (CT Scan), Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and Digital Subtraction Angiography (DSA). Stroke treatment at Primaya Hospital is handled by Neurologists, Neurosurgeons, and competent medical teams that you can find here.