Multimodal computed tomography evaluation before thrombolysis in acute ischaemic stroke.

Abstract

Currently, when stroke patients are offered thrombolytic therapy, their ischaemic stroke subtypes are usually unknown. Given the risk of haemorrhage that accompanies thrombolytic therapy, unselective (or undiscriminating) use of recombinant tissue plasminogen activator in patients without large-artery thromboemboli is potentially hazardous. Advances in… (More)

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@article{Leung2008MultimodalCT, title={Multimodal computed tomography evaluation before thrombolysis in acute ischaemic stroke.}, author={Thomas Wai Hong Leung and Wynnie Wai-man Lam and Simon Chun Ho Yu and Cecilia Shuk-Fong Leung and Yannie Oi Yan Soo and Lawrence Wong}, journal={Hong Kong medical journal = Xianggang yi xue za zhi}, year={2008}, volume={14 3}, pages={236-9} }