Treatments during and after a hemorrhagic stroke
Treatment of hemorrhagic stroke focuses on controlling bleeding and reducing pressure on the brain. Some ways this is done:
- You may be given medications to lower pressure in your brain, lower blood pressure or prevent seizures. People having a hemorrhagic stroke should not receive clot busting drugs like aspirin because these drugs may worsen bleeding.
- Our neurosurgeons and neurointerventionalists are trained in offered a variety of treatments for homorrhagic stroke, including surgical and non-surgical options. We can perform aneurysm clipping, blood vessel repair, and even in rare cases remove a part of the skull to alleviate complications from swelling of the brain.
Recovering from a Stroke
In the inpatient cardiovascular and stroke recovery unit on the first floor of Dixie Regional Medical Center's River Road Campus, there is a heavy emphasis on patient and family education as well as early physical, occupational and speech therapy. The goal on this unit is to get patients stable and ready to move to a rehabilitation setting, whether inpatient or outpatient. The unit is staffed by providers and nurses who are trained in managing stroke patients and helping them recover quickly.
The Acute Rehabilitation Unit at Dixie Regional Medical Center's 400 East Campus provides inpatient rehabilitation services focused on preparing stroke patients to return home. Team members — including specialists in rehabilitation medicine, occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech language pathology, rehabilitation nursing, and neuropsychology — have specialized training and certification in the rehabilitation field. The unit has an interdisciplinary approach focused on helping each patient return to their regular daily life quickly. The average length of stay for stroke patients on the unit is 14.6 days with over 65 percent of patients going directly home after discharge. We also offer outpatient therapy to support patients after their discharge either from the CV unit or Acute Rehab.