The First 10 Thrombolysis for Acute Ischemic Stroke in Lao People’s Democratic Republic under Teleconsultation from Thailand


Background: Acute ischemic stroke patients in Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR) are unable to access the intravenous thrombolytic therapy using recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (rtPA) due to various reasons. Aims: This study aimed to evaluate the feasibility and safety of thrombolytic therapy administration at Mittaphab Hospital, Lao PDR under the international telestroke consultation system from King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital, Thailand. Methods: Acute ischemic stroke patients who presented at Mittaphab Hospital within 4.5 hours after the onset and received thrombolytic therapy between December 2016 and June 2017 were studied.


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