3. Intravenous Thrombolysis

  1. David M. Greer MD, MA
  1. Sherry H.-Y. Chou MD2 and
  2. Eric E. Smith MD, MPH, FRCPC1

Published Online: 29 MAR 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470183397.ch3

Acute Ischemic Stroke: An Evidence-based Approach

Acute Ischemic Stroke: An Evidence-based Approach

How to Cite

Chou, S. H.-Y. and Smith, E. E. (2007) Intravenous Thrombolysis, in Acute Ischemic Stroke: An Evidence-based Approach (ed D. M. Greer), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470183397.ch3

Editor Information

  1. Massachusetts General Hospital, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    FRCPC Massachusetts General Hospital, USA

  2. 2

    Massachusetts General Hospital, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 29 MAR 2007
  2. Published Print: 21 SEP 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470068076

Online ISBN: 9780470183397

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Keywords:

  • intravenous thrombolysis;
  • NINDS rt-PA Stroke Study Group;
  • acute ischemic stroke thrombolysis

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Rationale for Therapy

  • Intravenous Thrombolytics

  • rt-PA-Related Hemorrhag

  • Other Thrombolytics

  • Subgroup Analyses: Who Benefits the Most From rt-PA Treatment?

  • IV rt-PA Use in the Community

  • Implementation of an Acute Stroke Team and Acute Stroke Protocols

  • Future Directions

  • Conclusions

  • Acknowledgment

  • References