The treatments for large-vessel ischemic stroke include IV rtPA, IA rtPA, and mechanical clot retrieval. all must be used soon after symptom onset for the best outcome.
Robert Brach practices in the Department of neurosurgery, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, and is an associate in surgery at Harvard Medical School, also in Boston. The author has indicated no relationships to disclose relating to the content of this article.
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