Unsuccessful tissue plasminogen activator treatment of acute stroke caused by a calcific embolus.

  title={Unsuccessful tissue plasminogen activator treatment of acute stroke caused by a calcific embolus.},
  author={John I Halloran and Ivo Bekavac},
  journal={Journal of neuroimaging : official journal of the American Society of Neuroimaging},
  volume={14 4},
Intravenous (IV) administration of tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) given to patients during acute cerebral ischemia according to National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) guidelines improves clinical outcome by 11% to 14%. The success of IV tPA stroke therapy is dependent on several previously reported factors. The authors suggest that the presence of calcification within an embolus may represent an additional important factor. This report describes a patient with an… CONTINUE READING


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