more hospitalized patients getting alteplase (tPA, Activase, etc) after a stroke

Expect to see more hospitalized patients getting alteplase (tPA, Activase, etc) after a stroke.

Alteplase is a "clot buster." It dissolves blood clots that cause most strokes...to help blood flow normally to or in the brain.

It must be given quickly after symptoms start...or it won't work.

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