New and Advanced Treatments for Strokes | Dr. Prem Pillay, Singapore
Strokes remain an increasing and important cause of significant disability and death in most developed countries. It cannot be overlooked in developing countries as well. Ischemic stroke needs to be quickly identified and treated with anti-platelet and anti-coagulant therapy. Patients with TIAs and RINDs should be effectively screened with MRA and DSA for treatable carotid artery stenosis.
Patients with hemorrhage from AVMs should also be diagnosed early with CT, MRI, and DSA. Some patients required early surgery including microsurgery. Selected patients will benefit from embolization and others from Radiosurgery.
Rehabilitation from stroke is essential to ensure that patients can maximize their potential for recovery.
Clinicians including family doctors, emergency room physicians, internists, neurologists and neurosurgeons should keep up to date on the latest trends in Stroke care so that their patients will receive earlier, and more appropriate care.