Delayed Recanalization and Reocclusion Following Thrombolysis for Acute Stroke
Delayed recanalization and reocclusion following intravenous (IV) or intra-arterial (IA) thrombolysis for acute stroke have seldom been addressed in the literature. Indeed, I was unable to find a single study examining long-term patency rates following thrombolysis of any cerebral vessel. However, a large amount of circumstantial evidence suggests that delayed recanalization as well as reocclusion occur in some stroke patients following thrombolysis.
KeywordsAcute Stroke Thrombolytic Therapy Basilar Artery Residual Thrombus Spontaneous Recanalization
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