Surgery, medications, hospital care and rehabilitation are all accepted stroke treatments.

  1. When the carotid artery in the neck is partially blocked by a fatty buildup, called plaque, surgery called carotid endarterectomy might be used to remove the accumulated plaque.
  2. Cerebral angioplasty is another technique in which balloons, stents and coils are used to treat some types of problems with the brain's blood vessels. Its widespread use depends on its safety and effectiveness.