Intra-arterial thrombolysis for perioperative stroke after open heart surgery.

Abstract

Recent major surgery is an exclusion criterion for thrombolysis. Six patients with acute ischemic stroke underwent intra-arterial thrombolysis after recent open heart surgery without clinically significant bleeding complications, although one patient developed a small, asymptomatic cerebellar hemorrhage. Intra-arterial thrombolysis may be an option for patients with cerebral embolism in the perioperative period.

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@article{Katzan1999IntraarterialTF, title={Intra-arterial thrombolysis for perioperative stroke after open heart surgery.}, author={Irene Katzan and Thoms J Masaryk and Anthony J . Furlan and Cathy A. Sila and J. Perl and John C Andrefsky and Delos M . Cosgrove and Joseph F Sabik and Patrick M . McCarthy}, journal={Neurology}, year={1999}, volume={52 5}, pages={1081-4} }