Treatments for Stroke
- If medical care is given within 4½ hours of start of symptoms, clot-busting medications may be delivered through IV.
- If medical care is given within approximately 6 hours of start of symptoms, intra-arterial (IA) clot-busting medications may be used. IAs are delivered directly to the clot through a catheter.
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Long term management of stroke. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed. Updated June 6, 2014. Accessed June 13, 2014.
Stroke (acute management). EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed. Updated May 22, 2014. Accessed June 13, 2014.
Stroke treatments. American Stroke Association website. Available at: http://www.strokeassociation.org/STROKEORG/AboutStroke/Treatment/Stroke-Treatments%5FUCM%5F310892%5FArticle.jsp. Updated May 29, 2014. Accessed June 13, 2014.
- Reviewer: Rimas Lukas, MD
- Review Date: 12/2013 -
- Update Date: 06/13/2014 -
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