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Iran J Neurol. 2013;12(2):72-4.

Design of a standard Iranian protocol of Intravenous thrombolysis with tissue plasminogen activator: A national project.

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Professor, Cognitive Research Center, School of Medicine, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran.


Standard protocols should be established for treating eligible stroke patients with tissue plasminogen activator (TPA) (recommendation class I, level of evidence B). The Iranian standard protocol of Intravenous Thrombolysis with recombinant Tissue Plasminogen Activator (IVTTPA) is the best possible and easy to use method for performing intravenous thrombolysis in Iran. This protocol overcomes problems and limitations of IVTTPA in Iran. The protocol achieves the best selection criteria and assessment method of IVTTPA for our residents and neurologists. This protocol was provided in Persian language and could be easily downloaded from Google site by writing Thrombolysis and Iran in Persian.


Iran; Protocol; Thrombolysis; Tissue Plasminogen Activator


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