Intravenous r-TPA in vertebrobasilar acute infarcts

  title={Intravenous r-TPA in vertebrobasilar acute infarcts},
  author={Alexandra Montavont and Norbert Nighoghossian and Laurent Derex and Marc Hermier and J{\'e}r{\^o}me Honnorat and Fr{\'e}d{\'e}ric Philippeau and M{\'a}rcia Belo and Francis Turjman and Patrice Adeleine and J. C. Froment and Paul Trouillas},
  volume={62 10},
Presented are the clinical data of 18 consecutive patients who were treated by IV recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (r-TPA) for suspected vertebrobasilar (VB) acute ischemia within 7 hours. The mean delay for treatment was 5 +/- 3.6 hours. Mean baseline NIH Stroke Scale score was 17 +/- 4. At 3 months, 10 patients were independent (modified Rankin Scale [mRS] score = 0 to 2), whereas 8 patients showed a poor outcome (mRs = 3 to 6). IV r-TPA in VB ischemia in a 7-hour window may be safe… CONTINUE READING


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The New England journal of medicine • 2005

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