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What is the age limit for being given tpa (alteplase)?

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Dr. Edward Smith
Neurosurgery 54 years experience
Gradient: The older one gets, the greater the risk of intracerebral hemorrhage. Especially after age 75 risk escalates. Then this turns on risk-benefit estimation.
Dr. Robert WorthingtonKirsch
Phlebology 35 years experience
There isn't: There really isn't an age limit for thrombolytic therapy. Like anything else, the risks and benefits of the treatment have to be evaluated for the specific patient and clinical situation.
Dr. Steven Hill
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Used to be rigid: Used to be arbitrary age which i believe was 75 and now is individualized.

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