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Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2001 Nov;54(3):339-41.

Therapy of postoperative stroke: report of intra-arterial thrombolysis of a hyperacute embolic stroke 5 days following CABG.

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Section of Neurology, Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana 70112, USA. khasani@medscape.com

Abstract

Intra-arterial (IA) recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (rt-PA) is an investigational treatment for acute stroke. We report a case of IA thrombolysis of a hyperacute middle cerebral artery stroke 5 days after coronary artery bypass graft surgery. Despite a serious extracranial bleeding complication (hemothorax), immediate thrombolysis with IA rt-PA led to near complete resolution of the neurological deficit and a favorable outcome.

PMID:
11747160
DOI:
10.1002/ccd.1295
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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