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Prevention of severe neurologic events in the thrombolytic era.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1555477     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The occurrence of various forms of severe neurologic events has been increasingly reported in acute myocardial infarction patients receiving thrombolytic therapy. Strokes have long been known to complicate acute myocardial infarction. The recent attention on severe neurologic events has focused primarily on probable cerebral bleeds. The various forms of severe neurologic events that clinicians are confronted with have unique features and characteristics that will be delineated. The incidence of these events and patient risk factors for cerebral ischemia and cerebral hemorrhage will be outlined. Guidelines that should be adopted to minimize the chance of a patient's suffering a severe neurologic event while at the same time maximizing the number of patients who receive this lifesaving therapy are summarized.
J M Gore
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Chest     Volume:  101     ISSN:  0012-3692     ISO Abbreviation:  Chest     Publication Date:  1992 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-05-07     Completed Date:  1992-05-07     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0231335     Medline TA:  Chest     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  124S-130S     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester.
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MeSH Terms
Cerebrovascular Disorders / etiology,  prevention & control*
Myocardial Infarction / complications*,  drug therapy
Thrombolytic Therapy* / adverse effects

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