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Neuroimaging Clin N Am. 1999 Aug;9(3):465-73.

Medical treatment strategies: intravenous thrombolysis, neuronal protection, and anti-reperfusion injury agents.

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Department of Neurology, Oregon Stroke Center, Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland, Oregon 97201, USA.


This article reviews and critiques the use of intravenous tPA for acute stroke. Guidelines on which patients should receive tPA are proposed with a particular emphasis placed on onset time. The current status of other potential stroke therapies are also reviewed, including neuroprotective trials and agents designed to limit reperfusion injury.

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