Format

Send to

Choose Destination
BMJ Case Rep. 2019 Jun 3;12(6). pii: e229982. doi: 10.1136/bcr-2019-229982.

Intravenous tPA in the treatment of acute stroke related to aortic dissection.

Author information

1
Department of Neurology, Marshall University School of Medicine, Huntington, West Virginia, USA.

Abstract

A 61-year-old woman with no prior medical illness presented with acute onset stroke symptoms. She had no chest pain at the time of presentation. However, CT angiogram showed an extensive aortic dissection, resulting in hypoperfusion of the right cerebral hemisphere and thus causing stroke symptoms. Due to this finding, tissue plasminogen activator was not given and a negative outcome was avoided.

KEYWORDS:

cardiovascular medicine; neurology; stroke

PMID:
31164384
DOI:
10.1136/bcr-2019-229982

Conflict of interest statement

Competing interests: None declared.

Supplemental Content

Full text links

Icon for HighWire
Loading ...
Support Center