more about using thrombolytics for acute ischemic strokes
You're going to hear a lot more about using thrombolytics for acute ischemic strokes.
The NEJM just published results of a significant new study...stroke patients treated with t-PA (Activase) within three hours of the onset of symptoms are 30 percent more likely to escape major disability.
But don't interpret this study to mean it's time to give t-PA to ALL stroke patients. The patients in the study are a select group and were LIKELY to benefit from t-PA.