Emergency Treatment for Ischemic Stroke

July 23, 2018

The only FDA approved treatment for ischemic strokes is tissue plasminogen activator (tPA, also known as IV rtPA, given through an IV in the arm). tPA works by dissolving the clot and improving blood flow to the part of the brain being deprived of blood flow. In this video, Dr. Reza Jahan discusses emergency treatment for ischemic stroke.

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St.Vincent is a member of Ascension Health, the nation’s largest not-for-profit Catholic Healthcare System. Our hospital system is the state’s largest healthcare employer, with 22 health ministries serving 47 counties in central and southern Indiana.

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