Intravenous thrombolysis of basilar artery occlusion: predictors of recanalization and outcome.

@article{Sairanen2011IntravenousTO,
  title={Intravenous thrombolysis of basilar artery occlusion: predictors of recanalization and outcome.},
  author={Tiina Sairanen and D Strbian and Lauri Soinne and Heli M. Silvennoinen and Oili Salonen and Ville Artto and Ilkka Koskela and Olli H{\"a}pp{\"o}l{\"a} and Markku Kaste and Perttu Johannes Lindsberg},
  journal={Stroke},
  year={2011},
  volume={42 8},
  pages={2175-9}
}
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Basilar artery occlusion has a high mortality rate (85% to 95%) if untreated. We describe a large single-center cohort treated mostly with intravenous alteplase and heparin. METHODS The cohort included 116 patients with angiography-verified basilar artery occlusion. We studied baseline characteristics, frequencies of recanalization… CONTINUE READING