Stroke Drugs: Overview

Modified on 2009/10/14 21:33 by admin
A stroke occurs when the blood supply to the brain is interrupted or when a ruptured blood vessel floods the brain with blood. Stroke can cause severe brain damage leading to various complications, including death. Approximately 600,000 strokes occur each year with 160,000 victims dying as a result.

A drug called a tissue plasminogen activator (TPA) can prevent some of the adverse impacts associated with stroke if administered within the first three hours of the event and only if there is no bleeding in the brain. View sub-topics at right to learn more about TPA and other stroke medications.

See Also

  1. Aptiganel / Cerestat: Overview
  2. Prescription & Over-the-Counter Drugs: Overview
  3. TPA: Overview
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