Medical Treatment

Medical Treatment

EVERY MINUTE COUNTS

If you suspect yourself or someone else may be having a stroke, call 911 immediately!
Every Minute Counts, because for treatment to be most effective, it must be administered within 4 hours from the time of onset of the stroke.

Tissue Plasminogen Activator (t-PA)

Download a t-PA Factsheet

IV t-PA is considered to be the Gold Standard of treatment when patients meet the criteria for administration. The decision to administer t-PA is made by a physician.


Our SAVE B.R.A.I.N.S.
Stroke Education Program

Eisenhower nurses are on the cutting edge with regard to the care of stroke patients; so much so that they are innovating new care strategies that are being adopted by other institutions and disseminated nationwide through the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses. Learn About SAVE B.R.A.I.N.S.

LEARN MORE ABOUT ATRIAL FIBRILLATION

Atrial Fibrillation increases the risk of stroke. Discuss this risk with your doctor to find out if you are a candidate for anticoagulant therapy.

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