Perfusion computed tomography to assist decision making for stroke thrombolysis

  title={Perfusion computed tomography to assist decision making for stroke thrombolysis},
  author={Andrew Bivard and Christopher Royce Levi and Venkatesh Krishnamurthy and Patrick Mcelduff and Ferdi Miteff and Neil James Spratt and Grant A. Bateman and Geoffrey Alan Donnan and Stephen M Davis and M Parsons},
  booktitle={Brain : a journal of neurology},
The use of perfusion imaging to guide selection of patients for stroke thrombolysis remains controversial because of lack of supportive phase three clinical trial evidence. We aimed to measure the outcomes for patients treated with intravenous recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (rtPA) at a comprehensive stroke care facility where perfusion computed tomography was routinely used for thrombolysis eligibility decision assistance. Our overall hypothesis was that patients with 'target… CONTINUE READING
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