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Acute management of stroke
Most strokes are acute and typically start suddenly and worsen rapidly. Sometimes a stroke may be preceded by a transient ischemic attack (TIA), a temporary stroke that reverses itself before it causes any lasting effects.
Why choose Manipal Hospital
A stroke however short in duration can be a sign of a full blown ischaemic stroke. From the moment a patient comes to our hospital, our neurologists conduct vital tests to determine the seriousness of the condition and plan the treatment on priority. An MRI is the best way determine when the ischemic stroke started along with an electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG) to test for abnormal heart rhythms, echocardiography to check your heart for clots or abnormalities, an angiography to see which arteries are blocked and how severe the blockage is and blood tests for cholesterol and clotting problems.