Despite its effectiveness, the percentage of ischemic stroke patients who received definitive treatment, thrombolysis, never went above 10%, due to one of the reason is the occurrence of severe, post-therapeutic complications, such as symptomatic intracerebral hemorrhage (sICH). Several factors contribute to sICH occurrence are age, severity of stroke, early changes of ischemic sign, hyperglycemia, blood pressure, antiplatelet use and its interval. Patients with highest risk of sICH has been shown to have the greatest benefits from thrombolysis among other subgroup patients, therefore withholding therapy is not a choice. Compliance to the stroke’s guidelines could reduce the risk of complications as well as boost effectiveness of treatment.
|Publication status||Published - 2018|