Revista médica de Chile
versión impresa ISSN 0034-9887
RECCIUS, Andrés et al. Thrombolysis for stroke in 93 years old female: Report of one case. Rev. méd. Chile [online]. 2008, vol.136, n.4, pp. 502-506. ISSN 0034-9887. http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0034-98872008000400012.
Most studies evaluating the usefulness of intravenous thrombolysis for acute stroke have excluded subjects aged over 80 years. Therefore there is no evidence to support or contraindícate this therapy in this age group. We report a 93 year-old female subjected to intravenous thrombolysis using tissue plasminogen activator (r-tPA), according to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders protocol. The treatment was successful, there were no hemorrhagic complications and three months later, the patient was practically without any disability. Therefore age is not an absolute contraindication for intravenous thrombolysis in elderly subjects
Palabras clave : Aged, 80 and over; Stroke; Thrombolytic therapy.