Kate L. Iwamoto, M.D., is a pediatrician with Mercy Family Care Physicians in Downtown Baltimore.
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Stroke is a neurological condition diagnosed and treated by doctors at The Neurology Center at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland. Our highly trained and experienced neurologists work with other Mercy specialists to help patients manage their stroke condition and maintain a healthy lifestyle.
A stroke happens when the blood supply to a specific part of the brain stops. When the blood supply stops for seconds, the brain is deprived of blood and oxygen, causing the cells to die, which leads to permanent damage. A stroke requires immediate medical attention. Early treatment can help reduce brain damage and other stroke complications. Strokes are treatable and preventable.
It is important to know the exact time the signs and symptoms of the stroke begin. The timing is critical in determining the best treatment options. Stroke symptoms include:
In order to diagnose a stroke, the doctor will need to know the symptoms to assist with determining the type of stroke. The doctor will perform a physical exam along with testing. Tests may include:
Stroke treatment options will depend on the type of stroke. For ischemic strokes, it is important that the blood be restored to the brain quickly. Treatment may consist of the following clot busting medications within the first four and a half hours of the stroke onset:
Experienced neurologists of The Neurology Center at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland, utilize advanced diagnostic tools, such as electroencephalogram (EEG) and electromyogram (EMG), for the diagnosis and management of neurological disorders and neuromuscular conditions, including peripheral neuropathy, entrapment neuropathy, epilepsy, headaches, muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis and myasthenia gravis.
Dr. Howie Zheng is a general neurologist with The Neurology Center at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland.