Postthrombolysis outcomes in acute ischemic stroke patients of Asian race-ethnicity

Wiley: March 12, 2013

Background

Race-ethnic differences may influence postthrombolysis outcomes in acute ischemic stroke patients. Guidelines for thrombolytic therapy to treat Asian stroke patients are based mostly on extrapolated western data.

Aims

We undertook to examine outcomes among Asians by comparing a propensity-matched cohort of thrombolyzed patients from a tertiary center in Singapore with nonthrombolyzed Asian comparators collated from Virtual International Stroke Trials Archives (control). Read more