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Stroke Treatment Options 

Treatments available through the Baylor Stroke Program include:

Intravenous Tissue Plasminogen Activator (IV tPA)

Potent clot-dissolving medication that can be administered within three hours of the onset of symptoms to patients with ischemic stroke.

Intra-arterial Thrombolysis

Blood clot-busting therapy delivered directly into the arteries through a catheter.

Clot Retrieval Device

Recently FDA-approved device to mechanically remove clot from within the vessel.

Carotid Stenting/Angioplasty

Procedures used to open blocked or narrowed arteries that are less invasive than surgery. Angioplasty uses a tiny balloon to dilate blocked or narrowed arteries. Stents are small, metal mesh tubes that prop arteries open after angioplasty.

Surgical Procedures Including Carotid Endarterctomy, Aneurysm Clipping & AVM Resection

Carotid endarterectomy is a surgical procedure to open blocked or narrowed vessels to prevent ischemic stroke. Aneurysm clipping and AVM resection are procedures that remove abnormal vessel malformations to prevent hemorrhage.

Endovascular Coiling of Aneurysms

A treatment method that can be used for aneurysms that may be difficult to treat with neurosurgery.

Cerebrovascular Bypass Procedures

A procedure similar to cardiovascular bypass surgery, in which a vein or artery is used as a graft to bypass a blocked vessel in the neck or brain.

Ongoing Clinical Trials for Potentially Neuroprotective Agents

Evidence-based Secondary Stroke Prevention Regimens

Courses of therapy based on medical stroke research data that are used to help prevent secondary strokes.