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Letters Thrombolysis in stroke

Author’s reply

BMJ 2010; 340 doi: (Published 26 January 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;340:c452
  1. Hyun Choi, specialist trainee year 2 ACCS1
  1. 1Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust, Salford M6 8HD
  1. hchoi{at}

    My article was written over a year and a half ago and accepted for publication before the thrombolytic service was formalised on 1 December 2008.1 Since then, dramatic changes have been made to the regional thrombolytic service, as Tyrrell and others in the comprehensive stroke centre in Greater Manchester have rightly pointed out, and the fast track referral system to the comprehensive stroke centre is now well established as a result of the hard work of all involved at the Greater Manchester Stroke Network.

    The matters discussed in the article reflected the regional challenges in introducing the thrombolytic service at the time of writing, and that time only. It was never my intention to offend anyone who is at the forefront of this great service.


    Cite this as: BMJ 2010;340:c452


    • Competing interests: None declared.


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