Stroke thrombolysis in England: an age stratified analysis of practice and outcome.

@article{Bray2013StrokeTI,
  title={Stroke thrombolysis in England: an age stratified analysis of practice and outcome.},
  author={Benjamin D. Bray and J Campbell and Alex M. Hoffman and Pippa Tyrrell and Charles David Alexander Wolfe and Anthony G Rudd},
  journal={Age and ageing},
  year={2013},
  volume={42 2},
  pages={240-5}
}
INTRODUCTION until very recently, only small numbers of older patients with stroke had been recruited into randomised controlled trials of thrombolysis with recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (rt-PA) and patients aged >80 are excluded in the European licence for this therapy. We aimed to estimate the use and outcome of stroke thrombolysis in England across age groups, including the oldest-old. METHODS data were collected as part of the Stroke Improvement National Audit Programme. All… CONTINUE READING
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