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Category: Neurology

Title: Risk of Bleed with IV tPA

Keywords: tPA, stroke, intracerebral hemorrhage (PubMed Search)

Posted: 3/19/2008 by Aisha Liferidge, MD (Updated: 7/5/2020)
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  • The risk of symptomatic intracerebral hemorrhage after use of IV tPA for acute stroke is 6% (within 36 hours of administration).


The NINDS tPA Stroke Study Group.  "Intracerebral Hemorrhage after Administration of Intravenous tPA for Ischemic Stroke."  Stroke.  1997; 28:  2109-18.