Potential Role of Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Selecting Patients for Thrombolytic Therapy

  • A. J. Furlan
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The emergence of very early treatment strategies for acute stroke, such as thrombolysis, raises a number of interesting questions regarding the approach to imaging in such patients. The traditional approach to imaging in acute stroke employs CT, mainly to exclude brain hemorrhage masquerading as infarction. Some early treatment strategies, including anticoagulation and, more recently, thrombolytic therapy are considered contraindicated in the presence of CT-detected brain hemorrhage.


Acute Stroke Thrombolytic Therapy Magn Reson Image Anterior Inferior Cerebellar Artery Acute Cerebral Infarction 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. J. Furlan
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  1. 1.Cerebrovascular Program, Section of Adult NeurologyThe Cleveland Clinic FoundationClevelandUSA

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