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Estimation of seizures prevalence in ischemic strokes after thrombolytic therapy.

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Summary of "Estimation of seizures prevalence in ischemic strokes after thrombolytic therapy."

Post stroke seizures are a complication that occur in 5-20% of acute ischemic stroke (AIS) patients, cause a reduction in quality of life and a greater burden on the health system. There is not enough data regarding an association between today's standard of care treatment in
AIS:
recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (r-tPA) and the risk for post stroke seizures. Our aim in this work is to reveal such a connection.

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Name: Seizure
ISSN: 1532-2688
Pages: 91-94

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Damage to the MYOCARDIUM resulting from MYOCARDIAL REPERFUSION (restoration of blood flow to ischemic areas of the HEART.) Reperfusion takes place when there is spontaneous thrombolysis, THROMBOLYTIC THERAPY, collateral flow from other coronary vascular beds, or reversal of vasospasm.

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