Stroke

Why should I care?

  • Some Signs Save Lives
  • You can make a difference.
  • Want to know more?

Stroke & key figures

What is a stroke?

Act FAST

Recognize the signs of stroke so you can act F.A.S.T and save lives

  • F"

    Face

    Can the person smile, has their mouth drooped?

  • A

    Arms

    Can the person raise both arms?

  • S

    Speech

    Can the person speak clearly and understand what you say?

  • T

    Time

    Act FAST. Get help. Every second counts.

"Stroke won't wait"

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Call emergency services now

Treatment

  1. Stroke is treatable.

    Stroke is a complex medical issue.
    Recognizing the signs of stroke early, treating it as a medical emergency can substantially improve outcomes.
  2. Treatment options for hemorrhagic stroke and ischemic stroke are somewhat different.
  3. Medical management or drug therapy is generally the first course of action.
    Medical or drug therapy needs to be administered as quickly as possible:
    • Within 3 hours of symptoms starting in case of Ischemic stroke. 
    • Lytic or clot-busting agents can destroy the clot.
  4. If medical management is not an option, or fails, there are two other methods for treating stroke: surgery and endovascular intervention.

    Surgical treatment is invasive and requires removing part of the skull.
    • There are no approved surgical options for ischemic stroke.

    Endovascular treatment is minimally invasive.
    • The doctor can access and remove the clot by entering specially designed instruments into a major blood vessel in another part of the body.

About us

Stryker is one of the world’s leading medical technology companies, offering innovative products and services in Orthopaedics, Medical and Surgical, and Neurotechnology and Spine.

Stryker’s Neurovascular division is focused on advancing the practice of less invasive stroke therapies through its Complete Stroke Care solutions.

The business is dedicated to providing innovative stroke products and services for ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke, and committed to providing clinical education and support to help physicians deliver better patient outcomes.

Bibliography

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