Evaluation of thrombolysis in stroke patients with mild deficits screened using MRI

Takeaway

  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-guided thrombolysis in stroke patients with minor deficits is safe and effective.

Why this matters

  • Current US guidelines for stroke management recommend consideration of intravenous thrombolysis (IVT) in patients with acute stroke and a mild deficit, but IVT is often withheld in these patients.

  • Understanding the effects of IVT in stroke patients with mild and non-disabling deficits will likely improve treatment outcomes.