Each year, 22 million people worldwide will experience a stroke. 50% of these are ischemic strokes. For years, there were no effective treatments for these patients. As a result, the burden of ischemic stroke was enormous.
Thanks to Salim Rezaie for providing pre-publication peer review for this post. This post is cross-posted on REBEL EM here.
Despite continued debate on the efficacy of alteplase (tPA),