Imatinib increased therapeutic window for thrombolysis in ischemic stroke

Jacob, Harry S.
October 2008
Hem/Onc Today;10/25/2008, Vol. 9 Issue 19, p29
The article discusses a study which suggests that imatinib can increase the time when patients suffering from a stroke can be treated with tissue plasminogen activator (TPA). The effect of TPA on a patient after three hours is stated. It also indicated the decrease in hemorrhage rate and the amount of hemoglobin associated with the ischemic hemisphere.


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