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Stroke is the leading cause of physical disability, and thrombolysis is a promising treatment for acute ischaemic stroke. Alteplase has significant benefits for patients if it is administered within four and a half hours of stroke onset. This article uses a case study approach to explore a patient's journey through admission, triage, eligibility and administration of alteplase therapy. It emphasises the post-monitoring role of the nurse.
Scientific Rationale for the Inclusion and Exclusion Criteria for Intravenous Alteplase in Acute Ischemic Stroke: A Statement for Healthcare Professionals From the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.
To critically review and evaluate the science behind individual eligibility criteria (indication/inclusion and contraindications/exclusion criteria) for intravenous recombinant tissue-type plasminogen activator (alteplase) treatment in acute ischemic stroke. This will allow us to better inform stroke providers of quantitative and qualitative risks associated with alteplase administration under selected commonly and uncommonly encountered clinical circumstances and to identify future research priorities conc...
Alteplase is the only approved drug for the treatment of acute ischemic stroke, but it is offered to a minority of patients, not only because of the short therapeutic window but also because of the numerous contraindications associated with thrombolysis, such as thrombocytopenia. There is some controversy on the true risk associated with thrombolysis in patients with thrombocytopenia. Here we report the case of a young patient, who developed an in-hospital acute ischemic stroke involving a large territory o...
Given that alteplase has been the only approved thrombolytic agent for acute ischemic stroke for almost two decades, there has been intense interest in more potent and safer agents over the last few years. Tenecteplase is a bioengineered mutation of alteplase with advantageous pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics. The superiority of tenecteplase over alteplase has been proven by in vitro and animal studies, and it was approved for use in myocardial infarction more than a decade ago. In patients with acute ...
Stroke is a leading cause of disability with high morbidity and mortality worldwide. Of all strokes, 87% are ischemic. The only approved treatments for acute ischemic stroke are intravenous thrombolysis with alteplase within 4.5 h and thrombectomy within 8 h after symptom onset, which can be applied to just a few patients. During the past decades, ischemic preconditioning has been widely studied to confirm its neuroprotection against subsequent ischemia/reperfusion injury in the brain, including preconditio...
Currently, there are 2 strategies to increase the effect of systemic thrombolysis with alteplase (rtPA) in acute major stroke: endovascular treatment via stent retrieval and ultrasound enhancement (sonothrombolysis). This study compares these 2 approaches in patients with proximal intracranial occlusion of the anterior circulation.
Pulmonary embolism can present with a wide range of symptoms, from asymptomatic to cardiac arrest, making diagnosis challenging. Alteplase is a fibrinolytic that is indicated for the treatment of pulmonary embolism in intermediate- and high-risk patients. Controversy exists as to the patient population that will benefit most from fibrinolytic therapy, as well as the proper dose and administration technique. The patient's risk of bleeding should be weighed against the potential benefits of treatment in light...
Introduction Thrombosis of tunneled central venous catheters (CVC) in hemodialysis (HD) patients is common and it can lead to the elimination of vascular sites. To compare the efficacy of alteplase vs. urokinase in reestablishing adequate blood flow through completely occluded vascular catheters. Methods In this randomized study, patients with completely occluded tunneled HD catheters received 40 minutes intracatheter dwell with alteplase (1 mg/mL) or urokinase (5000 IU/mL). Primary endpoint was the proport...
The National Quality Forum (NQF) recently endorsed a performance measure for time to intravenous thrombolytic therapy which allows exclusions for circumstances in which fast alteplase treatment may not be possible. However, the frequency and impact of unavoidable patient reasons for long door-to-needle time (DNT), such as need for medical stabilization, are largely unknown in clinical practice. As part of the Hurry Acute Stroke Treatment and Evaluation-2 (HASTE-2) project, we sought to identify patient and ...
A 79-year-old woman with hypertension was evaluated 3 hours and 20 minutes after the sudden onset of left-sided weakness which lasted about 15 minutes and was followed by involuntary, coarse, flinging movements of the left extremities (hemiballistic), occurring every few minutes, and facial asymmetry. Brain computed tomography revealed no abnormalities. The patient received intravenous thrombolysis with 0.9 mg/kg of alteplase 4 hours after the symptom onset. Involuntary movements and central facial nerve pa...
Several factors influence the outcome after acute ischemic stroke secondary to proximal occlusions of cerebral vessels. Among others, noneligibility for intravenous thrombolysis (IVT) and incomplete revascularization have been identified as predictors of unfavorable outcome. The aim of this study was to investigate whether concomitant IVT influences the revascularization efficacy in mechanical thrombectomy (MT).
A 20-year-old male with asymptomatic inherited type 1 antithrombin deficiency and a family history of thrombosis started injecting himself with testosterone 250 mg intramuscularly twice weekly for 5 weeks. He presented to the hospital with progressive dyspnea on exertion, chest pain and hemoptysis. Workup revealed bilateral submassive pulmonary embolism and proximal right lower extremity deep vein thrombosis. He was treated with intravenous (IV) unfractionated heparin and underwent catheter-directed thr...
To study the safety of off-label IV thrombolysis in patients with very severe stroke (NIH Stroke Scale [NIHSS] scores >25) compared with severe stroke (NIHSS scores 15-25), where treatment is within European regulations.
Common intravenous recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (IV rt-PA) exclusion criteria may substantially limit the use of thrombolysis. Preliminary data have shown that the SMART (Simplified Management of Acute stroke using Revised Treatment) criteria greatly expand patient eligibility by reducing thrombolysis exclusions, but they have not been assessed on a large scale. We evaluated the safety and efficacy of general adoption of SMART thrombolysis criteria to a large regional stroke network.
When a blood clot blocks the blood supply to the brain or when a blood vessel bursts, resulting in brain cell death, the medical condition is referred to as a "stroke." Stroke is a main cause of death worldwide and is a common cause of disability. A common form of stroke, called ischemic stroke, is when blood flow to the brain is decreased. Clinical research has revealed that treatment within the very first hours of symptom onset is key for ischemic stroke with recanalization of occluded arteries by thrombo...
Approximately 10 years have passed since intravenous (IV) recombinant tissue plasminogen activator therapy was approved in Japan. The aim of this retrospective study was to identify the effectiveness and safety of IV alteplase therapy with the Japanese original dose around Hiroshima via consideration of the patients' backgrounds, examination findings, and outcomes.
Recanalization of an occluded intracranial artery is influenced by temperature-dependent enzymes, including alteplase. We assessed the relation between body temperature on admission and recanalization.
Intravenous thrombolysis increases disability-free survival after acute ischaemic stroke in a time-dependent fashion. We aimed to determine whether pre-hospital notification, introduction of a CT scanner near to assessment site and introduction of out-of-hours thrombolysis services affect thrombolysis timing. Methods Timings related to thrombolysis were collected between May 2012 and June 2014 at a single hospital site; these included time to stroke physician assessment, time to cranial CT imaging and door ...
Intravenous thrombolysis is considered to be standard of care for acute ischemic stroke patients arriving within 3-4.5 h of stroke symptom onset. Recently, endovascular therapies have been proposed to extend and enhance stroke outcomes by targeting large vessel occlusions. Different radiologic methods, time windows, and treatment tools have delineated differences between trials. Overall, intravenous thrombolysis remains the treatment of choice for all acute ischemic stroke patients, with a small subset ben...
The impact of the side in middle cerebral artery (MCA) ischemic stroke is not well established. Our aim was to analyze the differences between right (RMCA) and left middle cerebral artery (LMCA) stroke in patients submitted to intravenous thrombolysis and the influence of the affected side in the patient's mortality after 3 months. Method Patients with MCA ischemic stroke submitted to intravenous thrombolysis from March 2010 to December 2011 at two Brazilian Stroke Centers were included. Differences between...
Thrombolysis for ischemic stroke has been increasing in the United States. We sought to investigate recent trends in thrombolysis use in older adults.
The drip and ship model is a method used to deliver thrombolysis to acute stroke patients in facilities lacking onsite neurology coverage. We sought to determine whether our drip and ship population differs from patients treated directly at our stroke center (direct presenters).
In recent years ischemic stroke caused by an intracranial vessel occlusion has become a treatable disease. Over decades intravenous thrombolysis by recombinant tissue plasminogen activator was the only accepted causal treatment of ischemic stroke supported by the results of randomized, controlled trials. However, there has been continuous development of endovascular treatment strategies over recent years. Today there are 5 prospective, randomized multicenter studies showing the highly significant superiorit...