Hi, tissue plasminogen activator (TPA
), needs to be given within 4.5 hours after stroke
symptoms, this restores the blood supply to the affected part, as this had been initiated early its more likely that he may recover most of his functions. As a major area has been affected, it could cause edema and consequent effects. As the swelling and inflammation subsides and the blood supply is restored well, he should improve, until then he needs to be monitored.