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February 16 2015

Thrombolytic therapy

What are the contraindications to thrombolytic therapy?

Medical Guru
Medical Guru
February 16 2015 #

The contraindications include:

  1. Hypertension [ Systolic > 185 and Diastolic > 100 ]
  2. Abnormal glucose levels ( >500 or <50)
  3. INR > 1.7
  4. Abnormal platelet count <100,000
  5. Recent stroke or serious head trauma (within 3 months)
  6. Any major surgery or CNS bleed in the past 2 weeks