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Time to treatment with intravenous tissue plasminogen activator and outcome from acute ischemic stroke

by jmiller on June 21, 2013

“In a registry representing US clinical practice, earlier thrombolytic treatment was associated with reduced mortality and symptomatic intracranial hemorrhage, and higher rates of independent ambulation at discharge and discharge to home following acute ischemic stroke.  These finding support intensive efforts to accelerate hospital presentation and thrombolytic treatment in patients with stroke.  (JAMA, June 16)  Click here to read full text.

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