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Keywords

acute ischemic stroke, fibrinolysis, recombinant tissue plasminogen activator

 

Authors

  1. Anderson, Jane A. PhD, APRN, FNP-C

Abstract

Abstract: Acute ischemic stroke is a medical emergency resulting from an embolic or thrombotic occlusion of an intracranial artery. The purpose of this article is to provide acute care nurses with a summary of recent updates on the rapid evaluation and workup for patient selection and treatment with I.V. fibrinolysis.