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Contraindications (Exclusion Criteria) of Wechsler for Intravenous Tissue Plasminogen Activator (t-PA) Therapy Following Acute Ischemic Stroke

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Hematology Oncology
Neurology, Psychiatry, Ophthalmology & Otolaryngology
Clinical Laboratory
Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology

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Wechlser listed exclusion criteria for therapy with intravenous tissue plasminogen activator (t-PA) for a patient with an ischemic stroke. These can help to identify patients more likely to benefit from the therapy than to suffer a serious complication. The criteria are based on those of Jauch et al. The author is from the University of Pittsburgh.

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