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Mo Med. 2010 Sep-Oct;107(5):333-7.

Management of acute ischemic stroke: time is brain.

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University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, USA. mrymer@saint-lukes.org

Abstract

Treatment of acute ischemic stroke is time dependent and technically challenging. Sixty-four percent of hospitals in the U.S. have never given intravenous (IV) tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) for stroke and 40% of the U.S. population lives in a county without a hospital that routinely treats eligible stroke victims with IV tPA. This, the second in a Missouri Medicine series on stroke, summarizes the available acute treatment options and the evolving role of neuro-imaging in directing therapeutic decisions.

PMID:
21207786
PMCID:
PMC6188407
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