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Letters in Drug Design & Discovery


ISSN (Print): 1570-1808
ISSN (Online): 1875-628X

Intravenous Thrombolysis with rt-PA in Acute Stroke Patients Aged ≥80 Years

Author(s): S. Lorenzano, F. Orzi, E. Puca and D. Toni

Volume 5, Issue 3, 2008

Page: [209 - 213] Pages: 5

DOI: 10.2174/157018008784084009

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Intravenous thrombolysis with rt-PA within three hours of symptom onset is the only proven effective treatment for acute ischemic stroke. The European license limits the use of rt-PA to patients aged < 80 years for the lack of clear evidence of safety and efficacy of this treatment in the elderly.

Keywords: Ischemic stroke, Intravenous thrombolysis, rt-PA, Elderly

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