Keywords: Ischemic Stroke, Intra-arterial Thrombolysis, IA tPA, Intra-venous Thrombolysis, IV tPA (PubMed Search)
-- candidates with severe neurological deficits (NIHSS score > 10)
-- candidates with a recent history of major surgical procedures
-- candidates with occlusion of major cervical or intracranial vessels
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