Aspirin, an anti-thrombotic drug, is given immediately after an ischemic stroke
to reduce the
likelihood of having another stroke
. Tissue plasminogen activator (TPA), needs to be given within 4.5 hours after stroke symptoms, this restores the blood supply to the affected part.
Treatment of hemorrhagic stroke focuses on controlling the bleeding and reducing the pressure on the brain. Sometimes surgical interventions may be needed to control the bleeding.