Intravenous tissue plasminogen activator for patients with minor ischemic stroke.

@article{Huisa2012IntravenousTP,
  title={Intravenous tissue plasminogen activator for patients with minor ischemic stroke.},
  author={Branko N. Huisa and R. Ramalakshmi Raman and Will Neil and Karin B Ernstrom and Thomas Martin Hemmen},
  journal={Journal of stroke and cerebrovascular diseases : the official journal of National Stroke Association},
  year={2012},
  volume={21 8},
  pages={732-6}
}
BACKGROUND Patients with minor ischemic stroke (MIS) are frequently excluded from thrombolytic therapy. Denial of therapy to these patients, however, remains controversial. We compared outcomes in patients with MIS who received intravenous (IV) tissue plasminogen activator (t-PA) with those who were not treated. METHODS We selected adult patients with stroke onset within 3 hours from a prospectively collected stroke registry. MIS was defined as an admission National Institutes of Health… CONTINUE READING

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