Influence of gender on outcomes after intra-arterial thrombolysis for acute ischemic stroke

Journal Article

Recent data suggest that women obtain greater benefit than men from IV fibrinolysis for acute ischemic stroke. It is unknown whether this gender-thrombolysis advantage extends to those treated with intra-arterial (IA) thrombolysis. The authors evaluated the independent effect of gender among ischemic stroke patients treated with IA fibrinolysis and found no differences in short-term clinical and angiographic outcomes between men and women who received IA thrombolysis for acute ischemic stroke. Copyright © 2006 by AAN Enterprises, Inc.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Shah, SH; Liebeskind, DS; Saver, JL; Starkman, S; Vinuela, F; Duckwiler, G; Jahan, R; Kim, D; Sanossian, N; Vespa, P; Ovbiagele, B

Published Date

  • 2006

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 66 / 11

Start / End Page

  • 1745 - 1746

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0028-3878

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1212/01.wnl.0000218208.31305.84