The first line of management will be to control the bleeding in your brain. Medications may be given to control your blood pressure or, if you were taking blood thinning medications previously, their effects will be counteracted. The blood pooled in your brain will gradually heal like a bruise. However, surgical drainage may be required if the collection of blood is large. Surgery might also be indicated for blood vessel repair.
Another vital aspect of management is controlling risk factors through lifestyle changes and medications to reduce the chance of facing another haemorrhage. Thus, during your stay at The Aga Khan University Hospital medicines may also be initiated to target your cholesterol level or other issues that negatively affect your cardiovascular system.
The consequences of stroke can be quite debilitating and scary. The Aga Khan University Hospital is the only internationally accredited hospital in Pakistan and it provides you with a platform for multidisciplinary care under one roof, to facilitate optimal health care. If you are diagnosed with a haemorrhagic stroke, the long term goal will be to help you regain the body functions which have been lost or become weakened. The faculty in all service lines consist of highly trained professionals who will support you through the rehabilitation process via:
Physiotherapy to regain lost body function
Occupational therapy to learn how to effectively live and work with any residual disability
Speech therapy, or alternative forms of communication to counteract loss of ability to speak clearly