“Treating Stroke…” Case Conclusion July 5, 2012
Posted by Andy Jagoda, MD in: Neurologic , trackback
You recognized the severity of the patient’s acute ischemic stroke and responded quickly. With the knowledge of ECASS III data on extending the rt-PA window to 4.5 hours, you immediately consulted with your stroke neurologist. You treated the patient with IV rt-PA and admitted him to your stroke unit, where he had a meaningful neurological recovery.
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