Intravenous Tissue Plasminogen Activator Therapy for Ischemic Stroke Patients who Caused Car AccidentsIchiro Deguchi1*, Takeshi Hayashi1, Manabu Nemoto2 and Norio Tanahashi1
- Corresponding Author:
- Ichiro Deguchi
Saitama Medical University
International Medical Center, Hidaka, Saitama, Japan
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: February 12, 2013; Accepted date: March 27, 2013; Published date: April 01, 2013
Citation: Deguchi I, Hayashi T, Nemoto M, Tanahashi N (2013) Intravenous Tissue Plasminogen Activator Therapy for Ischemic Stroke Patients who Caused Car Accidents. J Neurol Neurophysiol 4:145. doi:10.4172/2155-9562.1000145
Copyright: © 2013 Deguchi I, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Stroke can cause car accidents. In our hospital, intravenous tissue plasminogen activator (t-PA) therapy was given to three ischemic stroke patients who had caused car accidents. Since stroke was suspected based on clinical manifestations on arrival, head examinations, as well as detailed examinations of the whole body, were performed immediately. After confirming the absence of hemorrhage from traumatic injuries, the patients were treated with intravenous t-PA. No patients had adverse events including hemorrhage. With extensive examinations, thrombolytic therapy can be safely given to ischemic stroke patients involved in traffic accidents.