Skip Navigation LinksHome > December 2008 - Volume 14 - Issue 6, Acute Ischemic Stroke > INTRAVENOUS THROMBOLYTIC THERAPY FOR ACUTE ISCHEMIC STROKE
CONTINUUM: Lifelong Learning in Neurology:
doi: 10.1212/01.CON.0000275640.84580.10
Article

INTRAVENOUS THROMBOLYTIC THERAPY FOR ACUTE ISCHEMIC STROKE

Khatri, Pooja; Levine, Joshua; Jovin, Tudor

Collapse Box

Abstract

Despite the emergence of many promising therapies for use in acute ischemic stroke, IV recombinant tissue-type plasminogen activator (rt-PA) within 3 hours of stroke onset is currently the only available therapy proven to lead to better patient outcomes. Rapid thrombolytic therapy can substantially limit brain injury, and early rehabilitation can improve recovery after acute ischemic stroke. This chapter emphasizes the mechanics of emergent evaluation and administration of IV rt-PA. Acute rehabilitative interventions are also outlined.

© 2008 American Academy of Neurology

You currently do not have access to this article.

You may need to:

Note: If your society membership provides for full-access to this article, you may need to login on your society’s web site first.

Login