Vascular disease

Perfusion imaging extends time to IV thrombolysis for some stroke patients

There is now more evidence to support last year’s Australian stroke guidelines update which extended the window of opportunity for thrombolysis from 4.5 to 9 hours in patients who meet perfusion mismatch criteria. A meta-analysis of the EXTEND and EPITHET RCTs, published in JAMA Neurology, has shown the benefits and risks of thrombolysis-induced reperfusion are ...

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