Posted: February 26th, 2018
The patient’s husband has been reading a lot about strokes and asks why his wife did not receive alteplase. What is your best response?
A. “Your wife was not admitted within the time frame that alteplase is usually given.”
B. “This drug is used primarily for patients who experience an acute heart attack.”
C. “Alteplase dissolves clots and may cause more bleeding into your wife’s brain.”
D. “Your wife had gallbladder surgery just 6 months ago and this prevents the use of alteplase.”
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