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Intravenous thrombolysis for acute ischaemic stroke: effective blood pressure control matters.
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PMID:  21371274     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
In this Leading opinion we summarise the observational evidence endorsing current guidelines that advocate effective blood pressure control before and during an rtPA infusion and indicate that a more active blood pressure-lowering approach immediately after intravenous thrombolysis appears to be a promising therapeutic option that should be formerly evaluated in a randomised clinical trial setting. Acute ischaemic stroke is a highly treatable neuroemergency and the efficacy of the available treatment is not only related to the speed by which it is administered but also by the effective control of modifiable adverse outcome predictors including elevated blood pressure levels.
Georgios Tsivgoulis; Vasilios Kotsis; Sotirios Giannopoulos
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of stroke : official journal of the International Stroke Society     Volume:  6     ISSN:  1747-4949     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Stroke     Publication Date:  2011 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-03-04     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101274068     Medline TA:  Int J Stroke     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  125-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
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© 2011 The Authors. International Journal of Stroke © 2011 World Stroke Organization.
Department of Neurology, Democritus University of Thrace, University Hospital of Alexandroupolis, Alexandroupolis, Greece Third Department of Medicine, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece Department of Neurology, University of Ioannina School of Medicine, Ioannina, Greece.
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