Stroke Treatment & Prevention

Stroke Treatment & Prevention

How long does it take to fully recover from a stroke?

How long does it take to fully recover from a stroke?

How can I tell if I'm getting the right treatment and advice to prevent strokes?

How can I tell if I'm getting the right treatment and advice to prevent strokes?

What kind of care will a patient need after suffering a stroke?

What kind of care will a patient need after suffering a stroke?

Are there resources available for stroke survivors and their care providers?

Are there resources available for stroke survivors and their care providers?

What questions should I ask my doctor about strokes?

What questions should I ask my doctor about strokes?

What questions should I ask my doctor about treatment if I've already had a stroke?

What questions should I ask my doctor about treatment if I've already had a stroke?

What should I look for in a health care facility to find the best stroke care?

What should I look for in a health care facility to find the best stroke care?

How do I determine whether stroke surgical treatments are worth the risks?

How do I determine whether stroke surgical treatments are worth the risks?

How do I determine whether stroke surgical treatments are worth the risks?

How do I determine whether stroke surgical treatments are worth the risks?

What should I look for in a health care facility to find the best stroke care?

What should I look for in a health care facility to find the best stroke care?

What questions should I ask my doctor about treatment if I've already had a stroke?

What questions should I ask my doctor about treatment if I've already had a stroke?

What questions should I ask my doctor about strokes?

What questions should I ask my doctor about strokes?

Are there resources available for stroke survivors and their care providers?

Are there resources available for stroke survivors and their care providers?

What kind of care will a patient need after suffering a stroke?

What kind of care will a patient need after suffering a stroke?

How can I tell if I'm getting the right treatment and advice to prevent strokes?

How can I tell if I'm getting the right treatment and advice to prevent strokes?

How long does it take to fully recover from a stroke?

How long does it take to fully recover from a stroke?

Stroke Treatment & Prevention

Stroke Treatment & Prevention

How do doctors treat mini-strokes?

How do doctors treat mini-strokes?

Why do some mini-strokes seem to clear up without treatment?

Why do some mini-strokes seem to clear up without treatment?

What are the symptoms of a mini-stroke?

What are the symptoms of a mini-stroke?

Are mini-strokes a serious health threat?

Are mini-strokes a serious health threat?

What is a mini-stroke?

What is a mini-stroke?

Do the different types of strokes  have different symptoms?

Do the different types of strokes have different symptoms?

The Different Kinds of Strokes

The Different Kinds of Strokes

How are stroke after effects treated?

How are stroke after effects treated?

What are the common  after effects of a stroke?

What are the common after effects of a stroke?

What can be done to help lower the risk of a stroke if you have unpreventable risk factors?

What can be done to help lower the risk of a stroke if you have unpreventable risk factors?

What are some preventable risk factors for a stroke?

What are some preventable risk factors for a stroke?

Are there some stroke risk factors that cannot be prevented?

Are there some stroke risk factors that cannot be prevented?

Can stroke-causing clots dissolve on their own?

Can stroke-causing clots dissolve on their own?

What should you do if you think someone may be having a stroke?

What should you do if you think someone may be having a stroke?

What are the signs or symptoms of a stroke in adults?

What are the signs or symptoms of a stroke in adults?

How common are strokes in adults, and what are the causes?

How common are strokes in adults, and what are the causes?

What signs or symptoms occur if your child suffers a stroke?

What signs or symptoms occur if your child suffers a stroke?

Can children have strokes?

Can children have strokes?

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Nina Solenski

Associate Professor of Neurology, University of Virginia Health System

www.healthsystem.virginia.edu  

434-924-1182

The University of Virginia's Department of Neurology is Virginia's foremost research and treatment center for disorders affecting the nervous system. Our neurology department is among the nation's top 20 centers ranked by U.S. News & World Report. We offer the most advanced diagnosis and treatment for strokes, headaches, epilepsy, dementias, movement disorders, brain tumors, multiple sclerosis, and all other neurological disorders and diseases.

How long does it take to fully recover from a stroke?

Dr. Nina Solenski, Stroke Neurologist at the University of Virginia Health System, describes stroke treatment and prevention including how long it takes to fully recover from a stroke.

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Host: How long does it take to fully recover from a stroke?

Dr. Nina Solenski: We actually like to say that it is a lifetime of recovery which is very true, but in the first year or so, that's usually when the biggest gains occur. It doesn't mean that, that things wouldn't continue to get better. It is just that the rate of recovery may slow down after that. Some of the things that affect that are age. Certainly, if we experience a stroke when we are in our 20s or 30s and young people do experience strokes, versus when we are in our 80s, some of the medical complications that patients have in their 80s can make that recovery much slower. So that's an important thing to remember.