Intra-arterial thrombolysis for perioperative stroke after open heart surgery

I. L. Katzan, T. J. Masaryk, Anthony J. Furlan*, C. A. Sila, J. Perl, J. C. Andrefsky, D. M. Cosgrove, J. F. Sabik, P. M. McCarthy

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Recent major surgery is an exclusion criterion for thrombolysis. Six patients with acute ischemic stroke underwent intra-arterial thrombolysis after recent open heart surgery without clinically significant bleeding complications, although one patient developed a small, asymptomatic cerebellar hemorrhage. Intra-arterial thrombolysis may be an option for patients with cerebral embolism in the perioperative period.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1081-1084
Number of pages4
Issue number5
StatePublished - Mar 23 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology


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