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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.
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Name: Nursing standard (Royal College of Nursing (Great Britain) : 1987)
The carotid artery plays a major role in stroke aetiology and is a good indicator of atherosclerosis. However, the clinical significance of internal carotid artery (ICA) anatomy remains unclear in pat...
Intravenous thrombolysis is known as the only effective reperfusion therapy for acute ischemic stroke (AIS) caused by small branches occlusion. However, it is still unclear whether intra-arterial thro...
Our study aimed to determine the prognostic value of elevated Brain Natriuretic Peptide (BNP) among patients who received intravenous thrombolysis (IVT) in acute ischemic stroke (AIS).
Endovascular thrombectomy may be performed in anticoagulated patients taking vitamin-K antagonists (VKA) or direct-acting oral anticoagulants (DOAC) in whom the use of intravenous tissue plasminogen a...
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Stroke is a leading causes of death and disability. At least 20% of strokes occur during sleep, so- called 'wake up stroke'. Thrombolysis with the clot-busting drug alteplase is effective ...
Stroke is one of the leading causes of death and disability in China. Intravenous thrombolysis with recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (rtPA) improves the outcome for ischemic stroke...
In France, the annual incidence rate of acute ischaemic stroke is around 150 000 patients, 65 % of whom keep long-term disability. Several multicentric randomized controlled trials have sh...
The clinical and radiological data of patients with an acute ischemic stroke treated with intravenous thrombolysis (IVT) or intraarterial thrombolysis (IAT) in a Swiss stroke unit are asse...
The principle research question is: in patients with acute ischaemic stroke eligible for IV thrombolysis, is tenecteplase superior in efficacy to alteplase, based on functional outcome as ...
A morpholine and thiophene derivative that functions as a FACTOR XA INHIBITOR and is used in the treatment and prevention of DEEP-VEIN THROMBOSIS and PULMONARY EMBOLISM. It is also used for the prevention of STROKE and systemic embolization in patients with non-valvular ATRIAL FIBRILLATION, and for the prevention of atherothrombotic events in patients after an ACUTE CORONARY SYNDROME.
Restoration of functions to the maximum degree possible in a person or persons suffering from a stroke.
Sudden death from overwork, most often as a result of acute CARDIOVASCULAR STROKE.
Stroke caused by lacunar infarction or other small vessel diseases of the brain. It features hemiparesis (see PARESIS), hemisensory, or hemisensory motor loss.
Procedures to cause the disintegration of THROMBI by physical interventions.
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A stroke is a serious medical condition that occurs when the blood supply to part of the brain is cut off. Strokes are a medical emergency and prompt treatment is essential because the sooner a person receives treatment for a stroke, the less damage is ...