As you learned, there are three types of stroke. Treatments vary for each type. Treatments include:
TIAs (Transient Ischemic Attacks)
Those who have experienced a TIA need a thorough work-up to identify its causes. Then, they need to address those causes with lifestyle changes and possibly medical treatments.
A large percentage of ischemic strokes can be treated with clot-busting drugs, such as t-PA, anticoagulants, and angioplasty/stents, but only if the patient arrives at the hospital in time.
Hemorrhagic strokes can be treated with surgery or other vascular procedures. Diagnostic procedures could include a neurological exam, a CT scan, MRI scan, a Doppler ultrasound, or an arteriogram. These diagnostic procedures can be done with ischemic or hemorrhagic strokes.