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.