A 41-year-old member asked:
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how effective are reteplase injections for treating stroke?

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Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
30 years experience Geriatrics
Good in theory but: Reteplase is a clot buster that hasn't been approved yet for use in treating acute stroke, although not for lack of studies. Check out http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/749013_5 for more info.
Answered on May 19, 2015

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