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Tenecteplase vs Alteplase in Acute Ischemic Stroke

by Marco Torres
Jun 16, 2022
Background: At my shop we have changed wholesale to the use of tenecteplase over alteplase for acute ischemic stroke meeting criteria for thromboly...
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MR CLEAN-NO IV: Endovascular Treatment for Stroke Compared to Alteplase Followed by Endovascular Treatment: No Difference, But Also Not Not Worse

Background: While the effects of stroke can be both debilitating and devastating, the benefit of certain treatments have not always been clear and ...
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REBEL Cast Ep 105: Thrombolysis Before Endovascular Therapy for LVO Acute Ischemic Stroke

In this episode of REBEL Cast, Anand Swaminathan and I sit down to discuss the utility of thrombolysis prior to Endovascular therapy for LVO acute ...
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Rebellion21: Stroke – Tiiii-ii-iiime is on Your Side, or is it? via George Willis, MD

In this 15-minute lecture from Rebellion in EM 2021, George Willis, MD discusses acute ischemic stroke and the evidence base for and against thromb...
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Rebellion21: Alteplase for Stroke of Unknown Time of Onset

In this 9 minute video from day 2 of Rebellion in EM 2021, I go over the evidence for advanced imaging use in acute ischemic stroke of unknown time...
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The STROKE-AF and PER DIEM Trials: Detection of Atrial Fibrillation After Stroke

Background: The mainstays for management of stroke include admission to a stroke center and management of modifiable risk factors.1,2,3 It is estim...
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Should we Consider Endovascular Therapy for Acute Basilar Artery Occlusion?

Background: Acute basilary artery occlusion has a high morbidity and mortality.  Treatment strategies for acute basilar artery occlusion are rather...
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Tenecteplase for Thrombolysis of AIS?

Background: Alteplase has been the accepted thrombolytic for acute ischemic stroke (AIS) for 25 years. However, recent data has emerged regarding t...
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REBEL Cast Ep92: Alteplase for Stroke of Unknown Time of Onset?

Background: Intravenous alteplase is the current standard care for treatment of acute ischemic stroke (AIS) despite active debate on the research s...
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The THALES Trial: Ticagrelor and Aspirin vs Aspirin Alone in Acute Ischemic Stroke or TIA

Background: The risk of a subsequent ischemic stroke in the first few months after an acute ischemic stroke or transient ischemic attack is approxi...
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Thrombolysis in Acute Ischemic Stroke: Now We Have No Positive RCTs

Background: The scientific process in medicine is complicated. Obtaining high-quality data to guide management requires hypothesis formulation, dat...
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REBEL Cast Ep84: Here We Go Again with Time is Brain

Background: Here we go again with another “Time is Brain,” acute ischemic stroke study.  The authors start out by saying that earlier administratio...
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Extending Systemic Thrombolysis to 4.5 – 9 Hours and Wake-Up Strokes Using Perfusion Imaging: A Meta-Analysis

Background Information: The administration of alteplase (tPA) in acute ischemic stroke (AIS) continues to remain a highly debated topic. As hospita...
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Extending the tPA Window to 4.5 – 9 Hours in Acute Ischemic Stroke (AIS)?

Background: No matter which side of the debate you sit on in regard to systemic thrombolysis in acute ischemic stroke (AIS), there is one truth: sy...
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