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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. Kevin Vaught
Neurosurgery

In brief: Yes

There are strict inclusion criteria used to identify the safest use of these drugs.

In brief: Yes

There are strict inclusion criteria used to identify the safest use of these drugs.
Dr. Kevin Vaught
Dr. Kevin Vaught
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Dr. Michael Korona
Radiology - Interventional

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Michael Korona
Dr. Michael Korona
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