IV tPA for Acute Strokes in Patients with COVID - What Does the Limited Evidence Mean?

December 4, 2020


The incidence of acute stroke in COVID-19 patients occurs at a rate that is at least 7 times greater than the general population. Controversy about the safety and efficacy of IV-tPA remains.

Dr. Matthew Smith, a fellow in neurocritical care and endovascular neurointervention presents key data and recommendations regarding the treatment of acute stroke in patients with COVID. Addressing the initial data from the early days of the pandemic and the newer data released, Dr. Smith guides the learner through an assessment of the efficacy and safety of IV-rtPA in the treatment of acute strokes in the era of COVID.

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