The use of thrombolytics for the treatment of submassive PE is controversial — the limited documented benefit (e.g. improved hemodynamics, potential for less chronic pulmonary hypertension) must be weighed against the increased risk of life-threatening hemorrhage and the availability of other therapies (e.g. catheter-directed thrombolysis or clot retrieval)
Stroke Thrombolysis: thrombolysis for acute ischaemic stroke is a controversial intervention; it is supported by a number of guidelines and in general is viewed favourably by the neurological community
This is Part 1 of three posts a basic overview of thrombolysis in stroke a detailed overview of evidence based research into thrombolysis and CVA Schrödinger’s Fence Author: Prof Daniel Fatovich Let’s compare the treatment of strokes, to the treatment of…
As revenge for an incident best left unmentioned, Chris Nickson of litfl.com handed me the poisoned chalice of speaking on tPA for stroke at SMACC 2013. This is the result. (Un)fortunately there is no actual video footage as I wasn’t…
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