Intravenous thrombolysis in stroke attributable to cervical artery dissection.

  title={Intravenous thrombolysis in stroke attributable to cervical artery dissection.},
  author={Stefan Thomas Engelter and Matthieu Pierre Rutgers and Florian Hatz and Dimitrios Georgiadis and Felix Fluri and Lu{\vc}ka {\vS}ekoranja and Guido Schwegler and Felix Mueller and Bruno Weder and Hakan Sarikaya and Regina Luethy and M Arnold and Krassen Nedeltchev and Marc D Reichhart and H P Mattle and Barbara Tettenborn and Hansj{\"o}rg J Hungerb{\"u}hler and Roman Felix Sztajzel and Ralf Werner Baumgartner and Patrik Michel and Philippe Alexandre Lyrer},
  volume={40 12},
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Intravenous thrombolysis (IVT) for stroke seems to be beneficial independent of the underlying etiology. Whether this is also true for cervical artery dissection (CAD) is addressed in this study. METHODS We used the Swiss IVT databank to compare outcome and complications of IVT-treated patients with CAD with IVT-treated patients with other etiologies (non-CAD patients). Main outcome and complication measures were favorable 3-month outcome, intracranial cerebral… CONTINUE READING
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