Pharmiweb ChannelsAll | PharmaCo | Clinical Research | R&D/BioTech | Sales/Mktg | Healthcare | Recruitment | Pharmacy | Medical Comms

Pharmiweb.com RSS Feed Pharmiweb.com RSS Feeds

Advertising

pharmiweb.com today archive

2137 PWToday Stories

NICE recommends treatment with alteplase is started as early as possible, within 4.5 hours of onset of ischaemic stroke symptoms

15 Oct 12

Until today Actilyse® (alteplase, rt-PA) is the only approved treatment option for patients with acute ischaemic stroke
Early thrombolysis is and stays important and can increase the benefit for acute ischaemic stroke patients


NICE has issued final guidance on the use of alteplase (Actilyse) for the treatment of acute ischaemic stroke[1], which recommends initiation of treatment within 4.5 hours of onset of ischaemic stroke symptoms. This will give more patients access to thrombolytic therapy, though it remains crucial that doctors treat stroke patients as early as possible.

This recommendation comes as the result of a review of existing NICE guidance for Actilyse in stroke, prompted by an extension to the marketing authorisation which allows the initiation of Actilyse from 3 to 4.5 hours from the onset of ischaemic stroke symptoms.

Advertising
Site Map | Privacy & Security | Cookies | Terms and Conditions

PharmiWeb.com is Europe's leading industry-sponsored portal for the Pharmaceutical sector, providing the latest jobs, news, features and events listings.
The information provided on PharmiWeb.com is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between a patient/site visitor and his/her physician.