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Intra-arterial thrombolysis in acute ischemic stroke: A single center experience

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Author(s): Huded Vikram | Dhomne Sachin | Shrivastava Manish | Saraf Rashmi | Limaye Uday

Journal: Neurology India
ISSN 0028-3886

Volume: 57;
Issue: 6;
Start page: 764;
Date: 2009;
Original page

Keywords: : Acute stroke | intra-arterial thrombolysis | rtPA

ABSTRACT
Intra-arterial thrombolysis (IAT) is a treatment modality in patients with acute large vessel occlusive ischemic stroke. To our knowledge, this is probably the first reported study of intra-arterial thrombolysis in acute ischemic stroke from India. Of the 17 patients treated who recieved IAT, successful recanalization was achieved in nine patients, Thrombolysis in Myocardial Infarction (TIMI) score of 2 or 3. At 90-day follow-up, eight patients achieved modified Rankin Scale (mRS) score of < 2.

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