What adverse effect is associated with fibrinolytic therapy, and which patients are at greatest risk?

Updated: May 07, 2019
  • Author: A Maziar Zafari, MD, PhD, FACC, FAHA; Chief Editor: Eric H Yang, MD  more...
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Fibrinolytic therapy is associated with an excess of strokes, mainly due to cerebral hemorrhage, which is more commonly seen in patients with advanced age, lower weight, female sex, prior cerebrovascular disease, and hypertension on admission. [85]


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