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Year : 2009  |  Volume : 57  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 764--767

Intra-arterial thrombolysis in acute ischemic stroke: A single center experience


Department of Radiology, Division of Interventional Neuroradiology, KEM Hospital, Mumbai, India

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Uday Limaye
Division of Interventional Neuroradiology, Department of Radiology, KEM Hospital, Mumbai - 400 012
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DOI: 10.4103/0028-3886.59473

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Intra-arterial thrombolysis (IAT) is a treatment modality in patients with acute large vessel occlusive ischemic stroke. To our knowledge, this is probably the first reported study of intra-arterial thrombolysis in acute ischemic stroke from India. Of the 17 patients treated who recieved IAT, successful recanalization was achieved in nine patients, Thrombolysis in Myocardial Infarction (TIMI) score of 2 or 3. At 90-day follow-up, eight patients achieved modified Rankin Scale (mRS) score of <2.






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