We are the combination of four hospitals: the General Hospital, the Children’s Hospital, the Women’s Hospital and the Traumatology, Rehabilitation and Burns Hospital. We are part of the Vall d’Hebron Barcelona Hospital Campus: a world-leading health park where healthcare plays a crucial role.
Below we will list the departments and units that form part of Vall d’Hebron Hospital and the main diseases that we treat. We will also make recommendations based on advice backed up by scientific evidence that has been shown to be effective in guaranteeing well-being and quality of life.
We will guide you from your first visit to the centre, allowing you to find all the departments and make the most of our facilities. Whatever the reason for your visit, we will explain how to get about the hospital.
Most strokes occur when the clots pass through a blood vessel or block blood flow in this area, which is called an ischemic stroke.
The treatment for strokes takes several forms, mainly surgical and pharmacological.
Drug therapy aims to dissolve clots obstructing circulation as quickly as possible by using drugs called thrombolytics.
If administered within 3 hours of the onset of the first symptoms, thrombolytics allow us to limit the damage and disability caused by a stroke.
Before administering this treatment, we must:
The drug dissolves the clot that prevents blood circulation in the affected brain area.
The most common risk is cerebral haemorrhage.
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