What is the role of chest radiography in the workup of ischemic stroke?

Updated: May 27, 2020
  • Author: Edward C Jauch, MD, MS, FAHA, FACEP; Chief Editor: Helmi L Lutsep, MD  more...
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Chest radiography has potential utility for patients with acute stroke. However, obtaining a chest radiograph should not delay the administration of rt-PA, as radiographs have not been shown to alter the clinical course or decision-making in most cases. [73]


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