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Clot-busting stroke therapy appears safe for menstruating women
...S, Oct. 4 In emergency stroke treatment, the clot buster
tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) can be safely given to women who are menstruating. However, it must be used with caution in those with a history of dysfunctional uterine bleeding, according to the first report of its kind published in the October...
Analysis finds drug improves odds of complete stroke recovery
...nd Drug Administration to treat stroke is the clot buster
tissue plasminogen activator (tPA). However, only about 2 percent of stroke patients receive tPA because it must be given within three hours of symptom onset. Citicoline can be given up to 24 hours after stroke onset and has no more side effects t...
Scientists pinpoint flaw, offer new promise for stroke treatment
... for stroke therapy." TPA is best known as a clot buster
useful for patients who have the most common type of stroke, where a blood clot blocks blood flow to a portion of the brain, cutting off oxygen. The trauma causes more and more brain cells to die as they try to cope with the damage. The result can be...
Association publishes blueprint to strengthen stroke care from prevention through recovery
... drug tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) is a clot buster
used for ischemic stroke, which is caused by blocked arteries in the brain. The drug is approved for use during a three-hour window of symptom onset before brain damage becomes irreversible. For patients to receive tPA, they must get to a hospital ...