physician in his/her treatment of a patient with symptoms of stroke
(e.g. dizziness, vomiting, blurred vision, hypertension, lethargy and loss of awareness
), but whose CT Scan is negative and desires to leave the E.R.? What is the standard of care both pre- and post-t-PA?
IV tPA is used for the treatment of ischemic strokes within three hours of onset, provided some very specific conditions are met.