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Effectiveness of treating ischemic stroke victims with rt-PA within 3 hours of symptom onset

A study of the effectiveness of treating ischemic stroke victims with rt-PA within 3 hours of symptom onset found an estimated impact on long-term health outcomes of 564 quality-adjusted life-years saved per 1,000 patients over 30 years.

Fagan S, Morgenstern L, Petitta A, Ward R, et al. Cost-Effectiveness of Tissue Plasminogen Activator for Acute Ischemic Stroke. Neurology. 1998; 50(4): 883-890. http://www.neurology.org/content/50/4/883.abstract

Reference

Title
Cost-Effectiveness of Tissue Plasminogen Activator for Acute Ischemic Stroke
Publication
Neurology
Publication Date
1998
Authors
Fagan S, Morgenstern L, Petitta A, Ward R, et al.
Volume & Issue
Volume 50, Issue 4
Pages
883-890
URL
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  • Innovative Medical Research
  • Human Value

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