When is early anticoagulation in acute ischemic stroke contraindicated?

Updated: Dec 18, 2018
  • Author: Salvador Cruz-Flores, MD, MPH, FAHA, FCCM, FAAN, FACP, FANA; Chief Editor: Helmi L Lutsep, MD  more...
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At the present time, patients with acute ischemic stroke treated with intravenous recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (rtPA; see alteplase) clearly should not be treated with anticoagulation for at least 24 hours post thrombolysis.


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