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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Alteplase injections: CONTRAINDICATIONS: Active internal bleeding. Recent intracranial or intraspinal surgery or serious head trauma. Intracranial conditions that may in ... Read More
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Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
30 years experience Geriatrics
FDA approved for AIS: AIS = acute ischemic stroke. Think FAST (http://goo.gl/I9dyo2) = Face droopy, Arms (or legs) weak, Speech difficult, Time to call 911. We have less th ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
32 years experience Psychiatry
Alteplase: Yes you do.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gael Yonnet
15 years experience Neurology
It dissolves clots.: Tpa (alteplase) stands for tissue plasminogen activator. As its name implies, it activates plasminogen which is essentially a blood clot buster. If a ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Filly
26 years experience Radiology
Depends: This is a complex question. It depends on what percent of is already showing signs of infarction (dead brain) rather than just ischemia (brain at ris ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Alteplase: Alteplase is used to breakdown blood clots.
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Smith
54 years experience Neurosurgery
Gradient: The older one gets, the greater the risk of intracerebral hemorrhage. Especially after age 75 risk escalates. Then this turns on risk-benefit estimati ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Hill
23 years experience Family Medicine
Used to be rigid: Used to be arbitrary age which i believe was 75 and now is individualized.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ali Seifi
Dr. Ali Seifi answered
25 years experience Critical Care
Complicated : You need to check it with your physician since it depends on many parameters , but generally speaking: head ct, blood pressure, age, time onset of str ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Dissin
39 years experience Neurology
Patients wait: The most common reason is they wait too long before presenting to hospital. Current guidelines for t-pa in most hospitals have been extended from 3to ... Read More
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