Thrombotic Stroke Symptoms
Thrombotic stroke symptoms should be immediately identified and treatment should be promptly initiated in order to help minimize long-term side effects of this serious medical condition. A thrombotic stroke is a type of ischemic stroke that occurs when one or more blood clots form in an artery that supplies blood to the brain, consequently obstructing blood flow to the brain. People who are at a heightened risk of a thrombotic stroke, or a stroke in general, include those who have high blood pressure or diabetes, or have a family history of stroke, heart attack, or related conditions, among other factors.
Thrombotic stroke symptoms and warning signs can develop gradually over several hours or have fairly sudden onsets. Some of these symptoms include:
- Slurred speech
- Loss in vision
- Problems understanding speech
- Weakness, numbness, or paralysis on one side of the body
- Facial drooping
When any of these symptoms occurs, it is vital to seek immediate medical attention, preferably at a comprehensive stroke center. Tampa General Hospital is a state-designated comprehensive stroke center offering treatment from a dedicated team of stroke specialists 24 hours a day. Our center offers specialized services in diagnosing and treating thrombotic stroke patients all at one convenient location. We have the capability of performing a variety of tests that are commonly used to diagnose a stroke, which include a computerized axial tomography (CT scan), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and cerebral angiogram. Thanks to our range of diagnostic capabilities, the dedicated team of stroke specialists at Tampa General can quickly identify thrombotic stroke symptoms and begin appropriate treatment in a prompt manner.