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Myocardial infarction, thrombolytic therapy, and stroke. A community-based study. The MITI Project Group.

Authors
  • Longstreth, W T Jr
  • Litwin, P E
  • Weaver, W D
Type
Published Article
Journal
Stroke; a journal of cerebral circulation
Publication Date
Apr 01, 1993
Volume
24
Issue
4
Pages
587–590
Identifiers
PMID: 8465366
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Although thrombolytic therapy had little effect on the overall occurrence of stroke, thrombolytic therapy increased the risk of stroke death because more patients with hemorrhagic than ischemic strokes died during their hospitalization. The rates of hemorrhagic stroke with thrombolytic therapy reported in the present study are higher than those reported in clinical trials in which treatment is given to select patients under strict protocols.

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