What is the prognosis of stroke following thrombolytic therapy?

Updated: Jan 24, 2018
  • Author: Jeffrey L Saver, MD, FAHA, FAAN; Chief Editor: Helmi L Lutsep, MD  more...
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Three months following tPA therapy, approximately 30% of patients are neurologically normal or near normal; 30% have mild to moderate neurological deficits; 20% have moderate to severe neurological deficits; and 20% have died.

Three months following tPA therapy, approximately 50% of patients are completely or almost completely independent in activities of daily living; 15% are moderately dependent on others; 15% are completely dependent on others; and 20% have died.


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