Letters in Drug Design & Discovery

G. Perry
University of Texas
San Antonio, TX
USA
Email: lddd@benthamscience.org

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Intravenous Thrombolysis with rt-PA in Acute Stroke Patients Aged ≥80 Years

Author(s): S. Lorenzano, F. Orzi, E. Puca, D. Toni.

Abstract:

Intravenous thrombolysis with rt-PA within three hours of symptom onset is the only proven effective treatment for acute ischemic stroke. The European license limits the use of rt-PA to patients aged < 80 years for the lack of clear evidence of safety and efficacy of this treatment in the elderly.

Keywords: Ischemic stroke, Intravenous thrombolysis, rt-PA, Elderly

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Article Details

VOLUME: 5
ISSUE: 3
Year: 2008
Page: [209 - 213]
Pages: 5
DOI: 10.2174/157018008784084009
Price: $58