Therapy of acute basilar artery occlusion: intraarterial thrombolysis alone vs bridging therapy.

@article{Nagel2009TherapyOA,
  title={Therapy of acute basilar artery occlusion: intraarterial thrombolysis alone vs bridging therapy.},
  author={Simon Nagel and Peter Dieter Schellinger and Marius Hartmann and Eric Juettler and Hagen Bernhard Huttner and P A Ringleb and Stefan Schwab and Martin Koehrmann},
  journal={Stroke},
  year={2009},
  volume={40 1},
  pages={140-6}
}
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE While intravenous recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (rt-PA) has been approved for acute stroke therapy within 3 hours, the optimum management of basilar artery occlusion (BAO) is still a matter of debate. We compared intraarterial thrombolysis with the combined bridging approach of intravenous abciximab and intraarterial thrombolysis with rt-PA (bridging therapy) in an observational, longitudinal, monocenter study. METHODS Between 1998 and 2006, information for… CONTINUE READING
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