Advanced neuroimaging in acute ischemic stroke: extending the time window for treatment.

@article{Duffis2011AdvancedNI,
  title={Advanced neuroimaging in acute ischemic stroke: extending the time window for treatment.},
  author={Ennis Jesus Duffis and Zaid A Al-Qudah and C J Prestigiacomo and Chirag D. Gandhi},
  journal={Neurosurgical focus},
  year={2011},
  volume={30 6},
  pages={E5}
}
Early treatment of ischemic stroke with thrombolytics is associated with improved outcomes, but few stroke patients receive thrombolytic treatment in part due to the 3-hour time window. Advances in neuroimaging may help to aid in the selection of patients who may still benefit from thrombolytic treatment beyond conventional time-based guidelines. In this article the authors review the available literature in support of using advanced neuroimaging to select patients for treatment beyond the 3… CONTINUE READING