Thrombolytic Therapy for Acute Stroke

  • Patrick D. Lyden

Part of the Current Clinical Neurology book series (CCNEU)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Background and Basic Investigations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Gregory J. del Zoppo, Naohisa Hosomi
      Pages 3-27
    3. Louis R. Caplan
      Pages 29-42
    4. Patrick Lyden
      Pages 43-62
  3. Scientific Rationale and Clinical Trials

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 63-63
    2. James C. Grotta, Lise A. Labiche
      Pages 77-93
    3. Steven R. Levine, E. Clarke Haley, Patrick Lyden
      Pages 95-110
    4. Matthew L. Flaherty, Edward C. Jauch, Rashmi U. Kothari, Joseph P. Broderick
      Pages 111-127
    5. Susan C. Fagan, Thomas Kwiatkowski, Patrick D. Lyden
      Pages 129-147
    6. Lama Al-Khoury, Christy M. Jackson
      Pages 149-158
    7. Anthony J. Furlan, Randall Higashida, Irene Katzan, Alex Abou-Chebl, Andrew N. Russman
      Pages 159-184
    8. Matthew L. Flaherty, Joseph Broderick
      Pages 185-200
  4. Using Thombolysis for Acute Stroke

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 201-201
    2. Patrick D. Lyden
      Pages 211-221
    3. Louis R. Caplan
      Pages 223-234
    4. Askiel Bruno
      Pages 235-247
    5. Peter D. Schellinger, Chelsea S. Kidwell, Steven Warach
      Pages 279-297
    6. John Marler, Patrick D. Lyden
      Pages 299-309
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 311-370

About this book


Now extensively revised and significantly expanded, this second edition of the highly praised Thrombolytic Therapy for Stroke incorporates the knowledge gained from the widespread implementation of large rt-PA for acute stroke trials and demonstrates the power of the new technologies now available, specifically MRI scanning. The authors, all recognized experts internationally known for their contributions to developing thrombolytic therapy, have included much new material on stroke-MRI and computed tomography, and updated all chapters describing the background, use, and nuances of thrombolytic therapy. They present everything one needs to know for proper patient selection, the key to successful treatment. Practical how-to chapters guide the reader in treating acute stroke patients, both with and without thrombolytic therapy, according to the latest findings. As in the first edition, all the facts and data are presented for the reader to consider, with opinion clearly segregated and labeled. New detailed practice cases simulate making the rounds in a world-class stroke center to prepare practitioners to be as ready as possible for their first case.
Up to date and highly practical, Thrombolytic Therapy for Acute Stroke, Second Editon offers the practicing physician everything necessary-background, protocols, new technologies, and case studies-for the safe and effective treatment of the emergency stroke patient today.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Patrick D. Lyden
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.USCD Stroke CenterUniversity of CaliforniaSan Diego
  2. 2.Veteran’s Affairs Medical CenterSan Diego

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Humana Press Inc. 2005
  • Publisher Name Humana Press
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-58829-398-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-59259-933-2
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