Stroke

Ictus cerebral

Every year, 800,000 Americans suffer a stroke. Stroke occurs when the flow of blood to the brain is interrupted, preventing brain cells from getting the necessary oxygen and glucose. This can cause brain cells to die or lead to cell damage. In some cases symptoms can start to manifest in the parts of the body controlled by those brain cells, though stroke can also result in brain damage, long-term disability or death.


Transient ischemic attack (TIA) or “mini-stroke” takes place when blood flow to the brain is blocked for a short time and damage to brain cells is not permanent. In such cases, it is vital to diagnose the cause to prevent future strokes.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “Stroke facts,” cdc.gov, 2016 http://www.cdc.gov/stroke/facts.htm

Diagnosis


Diagnosis of post-stroke inpatients and outpatients at Dr. Lerman’s practice uses long-term cardio monitoring and ultrasound carotid to identify the causes and risks of stroke or mini-stroke and determine possible treatments and effective lifestyle modification to prevent future events.

Treatment


  • Management and diagnosis of post-stroke inpatients and outpatients
  • Counseling on lifestyle habits
  • Treatment of underlying causes
  • Medication: anti-platelet therapy, coagulation therapy