Addition of alteplase linked to superior survival in acute ischaemic stroke

A large database study shows patients treated with endovascular thrombectomy who also receive alteplase have lower odds of death and disability

Endovascular thrombectomy combined with IV alteplase for acute ischaemic stroke leads to superior survival and functional outcomes compared to thrombectomy alone, a registry-based study shows.

US and Canadian researchers have reported that patients treated with the combination approach were nearly 20% less likely to die than those who missed out on the thrombolytic.