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Thrombolytic therapy (tissue plasminogen activator - tPA) Encyclopedia Search - Drug Price Search (885 words)
Other factors used to determine if someone is a good candidate for tPA include age, medical history, gender, history of previous heart attack, history of diabetes, history of low blood pressure, or increased heart rate, and if the person is elderly (older than 70 years).
Close to 80% of all strokes are ischemic strokes, caused when blood clots form in one place in the body and travel to a smaller blood vessel in the brain, blocking the blood flow to that area.
The decision to administer the drug is based upon the history, physical exam consistent with a significant stroke, and a brain CT scan to exclude bleeding.
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