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Routine Use of Tenecteplase for Thrombolysis in Acute Ischemic Stroke

Cathy S Zhong, James Beharry, Daniel Salazar, Kelly Smith, Stephen Withington, Bruce C Campbell, Duncan Wilson, Campbell Le Heron, Deborah Mason, Roderick Duncan, Jon Reimers, Frances Mein-Smith, William K Diprose, P Alan Barber, Annemarei Ranta, John N Fink, Teddy Y Wu



BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: In ischemic stroke, intravenous tenecteplase is noninferior to alteplase in selected patients and has some practical advantages. Several stroke centers in New Zealand changed to routine off-label intravenous tenecteplase due to improved early recanalization in large vessel occlusion, inconsistent access to thrombectomy within stroke networks, and for consistency in treatment protocols between patients with and without large vessel occlusion. We report the feasibility and safety outcomes in tenecteplase-treated patients. METHODS: We performed a retrospective analysis of consecutive patients thrombolyzed with intravenous tenecteplase at 1 comprehensive and 2 regional st..

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