TITLE

New AHA/ASA Stroke Guidelines Stress t-PA, Telemedicine

AUTHOR(S)
Wendling, Patrice
PUB. DATE
March 2013
SOURCE
Neurology Reviews;Mar2013, Vol. 21 Issue 3, p19
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on new guidelines issued by the organizations American Health Association and the American Stroke Association for treating patients suffering from acute ischemic stroke. As mentioned, clinicians are advised to take a brain computed tomography (CT) scan or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) before tissue plasminogen activator (t-PA) is administered. However, according to the guidelines glucose determination is the only requirement before fibrinolytics therapy is initiated.
ACCESSION #
86412309

 

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