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What therapy is used in patients with acute ischemic stroke?
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Dr. Michael Korona
Radiology - Interventional
2 doctors agree
In brief: Time critical
Within 3 hours of symptoms ( up to 4.
4 hours in some cases ) intravenous tpa (alteplase). After that up to 6 hours, intraarterial tpa (alteplase) through a catheter in the artery to the brain. Up to 8 hours can use special devices to pull clot out of vessel to brain. These procedures usually done at stroke centers.

In brief: Time critical
Within 3 hours of symptoms ( up to 4.
4 hours in some cases ) intravenous tpa (alteplase). After that up to 6 hours, intraarterial tpa (alteplase) through a catheter in the artery to the brain. Up to 8 hours can use special devices to pull clot out of vessel to brain. These procedures usually done at stroke centers.
Dr. Michael Korona
Dr. Michael Korona
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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Various
Adequate therapy depends on the time of presentation for medical care.
If it is delayed (>3 hours) supportive therapy is usually utilized (blood pressure control, aspirin, lipid lowering, as well as monitoring vital bodily functions like swallowing). If it's prompt, then reperfusion therapy may attempted barring any contraindications.

In brief: Various
Adequate therapy depends on the time of presentation for medical care.
If it is delayed (>3 hours) supportive therapy is usually utilized (blood pressure control, aspirin, lipid lowering, as well as monitoring vital bodily functions like swallowing). If it's prompt, then reperfusion therapy may attempted barring any contraindications.
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
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