Successful Thrombolysis in the Setting of Marfan Syndrome and Chronic Aortic DissectionMalek, Elia G. MD; Nasreddine, Wassim MD; Makki, Achraf MD, MScThe Neurologist: November 2019 - Volume 24 - Issue 6 - p 183–184 doi: 10.1097/NRL.0000000000000251 Case Report/Case Series Buy Abstract Author InformationAuthors Article MetricsMetrics Introduction: Thrombolysis is the standard of care in acute ischemic stroke. It is usually contraindicated in patients with aortic dissection. Case Report: We report a case of Marfan syndrome and chronic aortic dissection presenting with acute ischemic stroke treated with thrombolysis. Conclusion: To our knowledge, this is the first case of Marfan syndrome with chronic aortic dissection undergoing thrombolysis for acute ischemic stroke with a near-complete recovery of neurological deficit and favorable long-term outcome. Neurology Department, American University of Beirut Medical Center, Beirut, Lebanon The authors declare no conflict of interest. Correspondence to: Achraf Makki, MD, MSc, Neurology Department, American University of Beirut Medical Center, PO Box 11-0236, Riad El-Solh, Beirut 1107 2020, Lebanon. E-mail: email@example.com. Copyright © 2019 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.