A 38-year-old male asked:
What is the age limit for being given tpa (alteplase)?
3 doctor answers • 6 doctors weighed in
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.
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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.
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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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Last updated Oct 3, 2016
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