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Current Medical Imaging


ISSN (Print): 1573-4056
ISSN (Online): 1875-6603

Transcranial Doppler: Target Thrombus and Augment Acute Stroke Treatment

Author(s): Marc Ribo and Andrei V. Alexandrov

Volume 1, Issue 2, 2005

Page: [193 - 198] Pages: 6

DOI: 10.2174/1573405054038735

Price: $65


Transcranial Doppler (TCD) with a 2 MHz pulsed-wave diagnostic ultrasound beam can facilitate the diagnosis of cerebral arterial occlusion and can improve outcomes. First, it can be used to identify the presence and location of an obstructive intracranial thrombus confirming the vascular origin of patient neurological symptoms. Second, it provides real-time bedside monitoring of thrombolysis. And finally, it augments residual flow and speeds up thrombolysis allowing patients to recover from stroke more rapidly and completely. We aim to review the latest applications and benefits of TCD in the acute phase of ischemic stroke.

Keywords: t-pa, transcranial doppler, stroke, thrombolysis, outcomes

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