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How effective would t-pa be for a 95 year old with a stroke?

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Dr. Larry Armstrong
Neurosurgery
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In brief: Opinion

You may find a variable amount of opinions but from a neurosurgeons perspective, the risk is too high to give tpa (alteplase) to a 95 year old with a stroke.
Someone needs to have a frank discussion with the family regarding proper treatment for patients of a certain age. The tpa (alteplase) may work great, but the risks of hemorrhage or other life threatening complications is high.

In brief: Opinion

You may find a variable amount of opinions but from a neurosurgeons perspective, the risk is too high to give tpa (alteplase) to a 95 year old with a stroke.
Someone needs to have a frank discussion with the family regarding proper treatment for patients of a certain age. The tpa (alteplase) may work great, but the risks of hemorrhage or other life threatening complications is high.
Dr. Larry Armstrong
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