Stroke Diagnosis

To determine the most appropriate treatment for your stroke, your emergency care team needs to evaluate the type of stroke you’ve had and the areas of your brain affected by the stroke. They also need to rule out other possible causes of your symptoms, such as a brain tumor or a drug reaction.


Several kinds of tests will help determine what kind of stroke you had and help identify what may have caused it.

Once your care team reviews your tests and determines what type of stroke you’re having, they can choose the best treatment for you.