Key clinical point: Thrombolysis for acute ischemic stroke appeared safe in patients with a recent GI bleed or malignancy.
Major finding: In-hospital mortality after thrombolysis was 10% in those with a GI bleed or malignancy and 9% in those without.
Study details: A review of Medicare records for 40,396 acute ischemic stroke patients treated with thrombolysis during 2009-2015.
Disclosures: Dr. Inohara reported receiving research funding from Boston Scientific.
Inohara T et al. Circulation. 2018 Nov 6;138[suppl 1], Abstract A12291.