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A 37-year-old female asked:

Is tpa (alteplase) available to stroke patients in trinidad and how does it differ from aspirin?

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Dr. Benjamin Green
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Powerful Clot buster: Tpa (alteplase) is likely available in trinidad to help treat strokes (now sure, but likely at certain hospitals). It is a very powerful medication that helps to break up blood clots. It can be quite dangerous though, can cause serious bleeding and should only be used in certain life-treatening situations. Aspirin can also cause bleeding, but works differently from tpa (alteplase) in that it prevents clot from forming.

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