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Is IV thrombolysis for stroke safe after recent use of direct oral anticoagulants?

Susan London   |   Clinical Summary   |   13 January 2023
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Large international cohort study finds “insufficient evidence of excess harm” from this off-label use.

Takeaway

  • Intravenous thrombolysis (IVT) did not appear to carry excess risk for symptomatic intracranial haemorrhage in patients with ischaemic stroke who had taken a direct oral anticoagulant (DOAC) in the past 48 hours.

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