2008 - Alteplase given 3 to 4.5 hours after stroke reduced disability and improved global outcome

Hill, Michael D.
January 2009
ACP Journal Club;1/1/2009, Vol. 150 Issue 1, p11
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the study "Thrombolysis with alteplase 3 to 4.5 hours after acute ischemic stroke," conducted by researcher W. Hacke and colleagues. More patients in the alteplase group than in the placebo group had favorable outcome for disability and global outcome. The study found that alteplase given 3 to 4.5 hours after acute ischemic stroke reduced disability and improved global outcome.


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