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Thrombolysis must be considered after stroke

BMJ 2001; 323 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.323.7318.937/b (Published 20 October 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:937
  1. James Kennedy, Canadian Stroke Network stroke fellow (James.Kennedy@CalgaryHealthRegion.ca),
  2. Alastair M Buchan, professor of stroke neurology,
  3. Henry J M Barnett, emeritus professor
  1. University of Calgary, Foothills Medical Centre, Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2P 0G7
  2. John P Robarts Research Institute, PO Box 5015, 100 Perth Drive, London, Ontario, Canada N6A 5K8

    EDITOR—Wolfe et al bemoan the lack of progress in bringing acute stroke care in the United Kingdom into the 21st century.1 As they point out, evidence shows that focused care of patients with stroke leads to improved outcomes; as in cardiology, a geographically defined unit is the model to aspire to.

    The role of thrombolysis in stroke has been marginalised. Thrombolysis is not a …

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