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Treatments for CVD and Stroke

Despite the fact that much can be done to potentially prevent stroke, there are only a few treatments for stroke. It is usually a matter of trying to assist recovery through good nursing and therapeutic care.


You may be prescribed drugs to prevent a further stroke (aspirin) and to treat any other underlying conditions such as High Blood Pressure and Cholesterol.


Some people who have had a Transient Ischaemic Attack (TIA) or a minor stroke that has been caused by a blockage in the carotid artery (found in the neck) may benefit from an operation called Carotid Endarterectomy to remove the blockage.  Furthermore, the insertion of a Stent (a short stainless steel mesh tube) into the artery may be required to help keep it open. This may significantly reduce the risk of having a full-blown stroke.