Intravenous Tissue Plasminogen Activator Therapy for Ischemic Stroke Patients who Caused Car Accidents

Ichiro Deguchi
2013 Journal of Neurology & Neurophysiology  
Stroke can cause car accidents. In our hospital, intravenous tissue plasminogen activator (t-PA) therapy was given to three ischemic stroke patients who had caused car accidents. Since stroke was suspected based on clinical manifestations on arrival, head examinations, as well as detailed examinations of the whole body, were performed immediately. After confirming the absence of hemorrhage from traumatic injuries, the patients were treated with intravenous t-PA. No patients had adverse events
more » ... ad adverse events including hemorrhage. With extensive examinations, thrombolytic therapy can be safely given to ischemic stroke patients involved in traffic accidents. Figure 1: MRI (DWI) and MRA on arrival and 24 hours after tissue plasminogen activator infusion. A: DWI shows high intensity in the left frontal and parietal lobes, and MRA shows left MCA (M2) occlusion. B: Recanalization of the left MCA (M2).
doi:10.4172/2155-9562.1000145 fatcat:uashqixkyrfsnc7opif5samkpy