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.

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