Glycoprotein IIb/IIIa Receptor Inhibitor Tirofiban for Ischemic Stroke
Glycoprotein IIb/IIIa receptor inhibitors are potent, rapidly acting antiplatelet agents that have been tried in pilot studies to treat acute ischemic stroke, without significant benefit. Tirofiban is fast-acting, highly selective, and has a short half-life that allows bleeding time to return to normal within three hours after administration is stopped. The investigators proposed that this medication may be of benefit in patients with acute ischemic stroke who arrived within 24 hours after stroke onset but are not eligible for thrombolysis or thrombectomy or have progression of stroke symptoms after receiving thrombolysis.
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