Thrombolytic Therapy

Thrombolytic Therapy

What is it?

The most beneficial and the only proven intervention for selective patients with an acute ischemic stroke is thrombolytic therapy with intravenous tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) medicine, which breaks up or dissolves blood clots. 

For a patient with an ischemic stroke, intravenous tPA must be administered promptly, within four and a half hours of when symptoms begin. They are delivered though an IV and can dissolve clots, restore blood flow and limit damage.

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