Multiple cerebral microbleeds in hyperacute ischemic stroke: impact on prevalence and severity of early hemorrhagic transformation after thrombolytic treatment.

OBJECTIVE The purpose of our study was to assess whether cerebral microbleeds are related to early hemorrhagic transformation after thrombolytic therapy for hyperacute ischemic stroke. MATERIALS AND METHODS The cases of 279 patients with suspected ischemic stroke who underwent MRI including T2*-weighted images were retrospectively evaluated. The inclusion… CONTINUE READING