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Post Stroke Follow up, What can we do ?

Patient is a heart patient (one stent) ; age -76; Female and has now suffered severe ischemic stroke 3 weeks ago with multiple brain infarctions - dysphagia;aphasia, Hemiplegia-Hemiparesis ; Multi-Infarct Dementia. She could not be given anti-clotting agents initially as she had secondary hemorrahge. What can we do? Are there any latest technologies which can be of benefit. Where can one get good post stroke rehabilitation services in Kolkata? Thanks and Regards
Asked On : Fri, 28 May 2010
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  Anonymous's Response
A folding mirror therapy box is a great tool in assisting home therapy, after a stroke or injury. Its light weight folds in seconds and can be taken anywhere. For more info or Google mirror box therapy.

Mirror Therapy has been described in medical literature to be of benefit to 80% of users, but like all therapies dose not always show immediate results. The rate and amount of recovery much depends on the extent of the damage, and the intensity and duration of the therapy you receive. Recovery also is likely to be influenced by personality, life experiences and coping styles. Motivation to recover is a key factor in obtaining an optimal level of rehabilitation. Mirror Therapy is use for CRPS/RSD and rehabilitation after a stroke or injury. A good sauce of info is
Answered: Sun, 6 Jun 2010
General & Family Physician Dr. Radhika Thyagaraju's  Response
the most important adjuvant treatment for stoke is maintaining of blood pressure and lipid levels within nor,al by regular medication and physiotherapy.
I would advise you to consult a physiotherapist in this regard for post stroke management. In the mean time continue on the medications prescribed to avoid reccurent attack and go for a regular follow up. Lot of hospitals have physiotherapy attached to the neurology unit. Consult them in this regard. I hope i have answered your query. Take care
Answered: Fri, 28 Oct 2011
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General & Family Physician Dr. Pavan Kumar Gupta's  Response
Hello.Welcome to HCM forum.Apart from the medical treatment,which she would be getting properly,most important aspect of the management is NURSING CARE. Proper nursing care and not letting the bed sores to develop saves many lives.Thanks and good luck.
Answered: Fri, 28 Oct 2011
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