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Tell me about the treatment of ischaemic CVAs

This post refers to treatment in hospital and the potential for future treatment pre-hospitally. Ischaemic CVAs are usually treated with thrombolysis using IV alteplase within 4.5 hours from symptom onset and after a CT scan and diagnosis, but there are new tests and treatments coming out and many other factors to consider.


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