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what is the treatment for cerebral artery occlusion with infarction?

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Dr. David Fertel
Vascular Surgery 35 years experience
Nothing: if caught early, thrombolytics (clot dissolving agents) can be instilled. but once infrarction has occurred it is too late for thrombolytics.

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