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when does treatment with thrombolytic drugs after cva help prevent brain damage?

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Dr. Mark Rasak
Cardiology 33 years experience
When given early: Optimally if given within two hrs of symptoms. May be given between 3 and 4 hrs but with increased risk and diminishing rewards.

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Can treatment with thrombolytic drugs during the first three hours after a cva help prevent brain damage?

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Dr. Michael Korona
Interventional Radiology 33 years experience
YES!: See stroke association.Org and look at stroke treatments. Intravenous tpa (alteplase) good 3-4.5 hours. Intra arterial tpa (alteplase) good up to 6 hours in front of brain and 24 hours in posterior brain. Can use mechanical devices to remove clot up to 8 hrs in front and 24 hours in posterior brain.

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