Ultrasound in the treatment of ischaemic stroke.


Intravenous alteplase (recombinant tissue plasminogen activator) has been shown to be beneficial within a short 3 h window after stroke. Ultrasound has a thrombolytic capacity that can be used for pure mechanical thrombolysis or improvement of enzyme-mediated thrombolysis. Mechanical thrombolysis with ultrasound needs high intensities at the clot (>2 W/cm2… (More)


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