Key clinical point: Most risk from stroke thrombolysis following a prior stroke clusters in the first 30 days.
Major finding: Thrombolysis-induced symptomatic intracranial hemorrhage was 3.7-fold more common than in controls in the 14 days following a prior stroke.
Study details: Review of 40,396 acute ischemic stroke patients treated with thrombolysis at any of 1,522 hospitals in the Get With the Guidelines-Stroke program.
Disclosures: Dr. Shah and Dr. Xian had no disclosures. Dr. Fonarow had no relevant disclosures.
Shah S et al. Stroke. 2019 Feb;50(Suppl_1): Abstract 35.
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