Early dramatic recovery during intravenous tissue plasminogen activator infusion: clinical pattern and outcome in acute middle cerebral artery stroke.

@article{Felberg2002EarlyDR,
  title={Early dramatic recovery during intravenous tissue plasminogen activator infusion: clinical pattern and outcome in acute middle cerebral artery stroke.},
  author={Robert A Felberg and Nicholas J Okon and Ashraf Abdel-Moniem El-Mitwalli and William S Burgin and James C. Grotta and A V Alexandrov},
  journal={Stroke},
  year={2002},
  volume={33 5},
  pages={1301-7}
}
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Acute-stroke patients receiving standard intravenous tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) have been noted to experience early dramatic recoveries. The prevalence, clinical characteristics, and outcome of patients experiencing dramatic recovery is not well described. METHODS We prospectively studied all patients presenting with acute middle cerebral artery (MCA) stroke syndromes and transcranial Doppler (TCD) evidence of an MCA obstruction. All patients received… CONTINUE READING
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