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The benefits of intravenous thrombolysis relate to the site of baseline arterial occlusion in the Echoplanar Imaging Thrombolytic Evaluation Trial (EPITHET).

Authors
  • De Silva, Deidre A
  • Brekenfeld, Caspar
  • Ebinger, Martin
  • Christensen, Søren
  • Barber, P Alan
  • Butcher, Kenneth S
  • Levi, Christopher R
  • Parsons, Mark W
  • Bladin, Christopher F
  • Donnan, Geoffrey A
  • Davis, Stephen M
Type
Published Article
Journal
Stroke
Publisher
Ovid Technologies Wolters Kluwer -American Heart Association
Publication Date
Feb 01, 2010
Volume
41
Issue
2
Pages
295–299
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1161/STROKEAHA.109.562827
PMID: 20056931
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Arterial obstruction site strongly predicts outcomes. ICA obstruction carries a uniformly poor prognosis, whereas good outcomes with MCA obstruction are associated with tPA therapy.

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