Currently, a drug called alteplase is used in thrombolysis, but the researchers think that another drug, called tenecteplase, may be more effective than alteplase.
The first day of the European Stroke Organisation Conference (ESOC) 2017 in Prague included some truly inspiring scientific sessions. These included reporting from the DAWN study which suggests that more patients could be able to receive mechanical thrombectomy after stroke.
The International Stroke Conference (ISC) 2018 took place in Los Angeles (24-26 January).
The ISC is the world's largest meeting dedicated to the science and treatment of stroke and its effects. Check out some of the highlights from 2018.
Promising research results for a new drug treatment for ischaemic stroke patients have been published today in the journal ‘Lancet Neurology’.