Title

Prevention of severe neurologic events in the thrombolytic era

UMMS Affiliation

Division of Cardiovascular Medicine

Date

4-1-1992

Document Type

Article

Subjects

Cerebrovascular Disorders; Humans; Myocardial Infarction; *Thrombolytic Therapy

Disciplines

Life Sciences | Medicine and Health Sciences

Abstract

The occurrence of various forms of severe neurologic events has been increasingly reported in acute myocardial infarction patients receiving thrombolytic therapy. Strokes have long been known to complicate acute myocardial infarction. The recent attention on severe neurologic events has focused primarily on probable cerebral bleeds. The various forms of severe neurologic events that clinicians are confronted with have unique features and characteristics that will be delineated. The incidence of these events and patient risk factors for cerebral ischemia and cerebral hemorrhage will be outlined. Guidelines that should be adopted to minimize the chance of a patient's suffering a severe neurologic event while at the same time maximizing the number of patients who receive this lifesaving therapy are summarized.

Rights and Permissions

Citation: Chest. 1992 Apr;101(4 Suppl):124S-130S.

Related Resources

Link to article in PubMed

Journal Title

Chest

PubMed ID

1555477