Reasons for exclusion from thrombolytic therapy following acute ischemic stroke

Dolores Cocho, R. Belvís, J. Martí-Fàbregas, L. Molina-Porcel, J. Díaz-Manera, A. Aleu, J. Pagonabarraga, D. García-Bargo, A. Mauri, J. L. Martí-Vilalta

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Abstract

Despite evidence for the efficacy of thrombolytic therapy in acute ischemic stroke, only 1 to 7% of patients receive this therapy. The authors sought to determine the reasons for exclusion from tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) in an acute setting and found avoidable causes in 18% of patients. Improvements in intrahospital coordination would increase the number of patients who might benefit from tPA treatment at the authors' center.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)719-720
JournalNeurology
Volume64
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 22 Feb 2005

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