Atherosclerotic intracranial internal carotid artery calcification and intravenous thrombolytic therapy for acute ischemic stroke


GÖÇMEN R., ARSAVA E. M. , Oguz K. K. , TOPÇUOĞLU M. A.

ATHEROSCLEROSIS, vol.270, pp.89-94, 2018 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 270
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.atherosclerosis.2018.01.035
  • Journal Name: ATHEROSCLEROSIS
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.89-94
  • Keywords: Acute stroke, Tissue plasminogen activator, Intracranial carotid artery, Siphon, Distensibility, Disability, VON-WILLEBRAND-FACTOR, HEMORRHAGIC TRANSFORMATION, REVASCULARIZATION

Abstract

Background and aims: Intracranial internal carotid artery calcification (IICAC) is a frequent and readily available finding in acute stroke patients treated with intravenous (IV) tissue plasminogen activator (tPA). We aimed to investigate the effects of IICAC subtype (medial and intimal) on the response to IV tPA.