Timing of recanalization after intravenous thrombolysis and functional outcomes after acute ischemic stroke.

@article{Yeo2013TimingOR,
  title={Timing of recanalization after intravenous thrombolysis and functional outcomes after acute ischemic stroke.},
  author={Leonard L-L Yeo and Prakash Paliwal and Hock Luen Teoh and Raymond Chee Seong Seet and Bernard Poon-Lap Chan and Shen Liang and Narayanaswamy Venketasubramanian and Rahul Rathakrishnan and Aftab Ahmad and Kay Wei Ping Ng and Pei Kee Loh and Jonathan Jia Yuan Ong and Benjamin R. Wakerley and Vincent Fook-Hin Chong and G Bathla and Vijay K. Sharma},
  journal={JAMA neurology},
  year={2013},
  volume={70 3},
  pages={353-8}
}
BACKGROUND Recanalization of occluded intracranial arteries remains the aim of intravenous (IV) tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) therapy in acute ischemic stroke (AIS). OBJECTIVE To examine the timing and impact of recanalization on functional outcomes in AIS. DESIGN A longitudinal cohort of consecutive IV tPA–treated patients with AIS from January 2007 through December 2010. Data were collected for demography, risk factors, stroke subtypes, blood pressure, and National Institutes of… CONTINUE READING

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