Potential Role of Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Selecting Patients for Thrombolytic Therapy
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.
KeywordsIschemia Neurol Plasminogen Tetrazolium Weinstein
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