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A 47-year-old member asked:

What happens if a patient is on clopidogrel/brilinta/effient etc and have a stroke, can they receive tpa (alteplase)?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 45 years experience
Yes: the contraindication is relative, not absolute. caution is advised.
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Dr. Marius Frasie
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
MAY BE: NOT IF YOU HAVE A HEMORRHAGIC STROKE.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 45 years experience
Point well taken!
Jul 29, 2014
Last updated Jul 29, 2014

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