Stroke drug could be more widely used to clear brain blood clots

April 9, 2015 9:03 PM

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Stroke drug could be more widely used to clear brain blood clots

Scientists say their study confirms that the drug alteplase consistently aids recovery for stroke patients.

Bleeding inside the brain can prove fatal, so naturally doctors are reluctant to thin the blood of patients with possible brain tissue damage. Research by doctors at the University of Edinburgh, however, shows that alterplase doesn't increase a patient's risk of suffering a bleed, even if there's ev...

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