Thrombolytic Therapy in Acute Ischemic Stroke: Combination Therapy with Antiplatelet and Anticoagulant Agents
No randomized clinical trials have been performed to evaluate the effect of thrombolytic therapy combined with anticoagulant or antiplatelet agents in acute ischemic stroke. Data on the effect on acute stroke and the risk for cerebral hemorrhage of combined thrombolytic and antiplatelet therapy  and thrombolytic and anticoagulant treatment along with antiplatelets, however, can be derived from randomized clinical trials of more than 100000 patients with evolving myocardial infarction, a condition associated with acute stroke in about 1% of the cases [2–4].
KeywordsAcute Stroke Acute Ischemic Stroke Thrombolytic Therapy Hemorrhagic Stroke Intravenous Heparin
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