Clinical Outcomes of Thrombolytic Therapy in Patients with Mild Stroke: A Single-center Experience in a Tertiary Care Institution


KARADELİ H. H. , ŞİMŞEKOĞLU R.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF NEUROLOGY, vol.27, no.3, pp.301-305, 2021 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 27 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.4274/tnd.2021.47560
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH JOURNAL OF NEUROLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.301-305
  • Keywords: Mild stroke, NIHSS, modified rankin scale, thrombolytic treatment, iv-tPA, ACUTE ISCHEMIC-STROKE, INTRAVENOUS THROMBOLYSIS, SAFETY

Abstract

Objective: Mild stroke is used to describe patients with stroke having a National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS) score of 0-6. However, there is still no clear decision regarding the application of intravenous (iv) recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (iv-tPA) to patients who were admitted with an acute ischemic stroke and were in the mild stroke category. This study aimed to analyze data of patients who applied to our stroke center with an acute mild stroke clinic and received iv-tPA treatment and 3-month follow-up.