Intravenous Thrombolytic Therapy in Acute Ischemic Stroke: The Experience of Kutahya


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ÇETİNER M. , Kabay S. C. , AYDIN H. E.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF NEUROLOGY, vol.23, no.4, pp.193-198, 2017 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 23 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.4274/tnd.35651
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH JOURNAL OF NEUROLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.193-198

Abstract

Objective: Stroke is a serious cause of mortality and disability. The caregiver of the patients may be adversely affected by this situation as well. In addition, stroke has a great economic burden on healthcare. Significant improvement has been achieved in the field of diagnosis, treatment, and care in the acute phase of the ischemic stroke in recent years. Thrombolysis with intravenous (IV) recombinant tissue type plasminogen activator (r-tPA) is the main treatment option in selected patients. The aim of our study was to share the results of intravenous (IV) thrombolytic therapy applied to patients with acute ischemic stroke in our clinic.