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Breaking news: EXTEND expands thrombolysis window to up to 9 hours after stroke
Dr KK Aggarwal,  16 May 2019
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(Medscape excerpts) Using perfusion imaging to identify patients with salvageable brain tissue following ischemic stroke is the key to extending the window for thrombolysis out to 9 hours.The results of the EXTEND trial show that more patients presenting between 4.5 and 9 hours treated with tPA (alteplase) under these conditions achieved a score of 0 or 1 on the modified Rankin scale (indicating no deficits or minimal deficits,
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