Neurology Today. 16(8):35-36, April 21, 2016
Patients who are treated with tissue plasminogen activator (tPA), or alteplase, treatment for ischemic stroke may not need a routine computed tomography (CT) scan, according to a study by researchers at University of North Carolina. Commenting on the study, Vladimir Hachinski, MD, FAAN, professor of neurology University of Western Ontario, emphasized that doctors should evaluate the need for a CT scan for each patient individually depending on the type of stroke they had. Watch as Neurology Today Editor-in-chief Dr. Steven P. Ringel, FAAN,and Associate Editor Dr. Robert G. Holloway Jr., FAAN, discuss the study with Dr. Hachinski.