Tenecteplase vs. Alteplase for Treatment of Acute Ischemic Stroke: It Is Time to Make the Change
Since 1996, when the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the use of intravenous alteplase for the treatment of acute ischemic stroke, there has been a steady increase in the adoption of both intravenous thrombolysis as well as endovascular thrombolysis and mechanical thrombectomy for the treatment of patients with acute ischemic stroke and large vessel occlusion. There now is extensive experience with the use of tenecteplase for the treatment of acute ischemic stroke. It has been shown to be equally efficacious, with a similar risk profile as alteplase.
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