Cerebral infarction (ischaemic stroke)

The treatment of cerebral infarction has been intensified during the recent years. Most patients nowadays regain independence and an ever greater proportion have no residual symptoms. This is mainly a result of both thrombolytic therapy in the acute phase and effective rehabilitation commenced in the initial phase already.According to the current knowledge, 4 out of 5 cerebral reinfarctions can be prevented by effective secondary prevention.A healthy lifestyle is the most important factor in the primary prevention of cerebral infarction. Prevention directed at the normal risk factors of vascular diseases is the best possible treatment.