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Peter Sandercock and IST-3

Peter Sandercock and IST-3



Acute ischemic stroke is a major public health burden and globally a common cause of death and disability. Intravenous recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (rt-PA) is approved for use in selected patients with ischemic stroke within 3 hours of symptom onset. The International Stroke Trial or IST-3 seeks to determine whether a wider range of patients may benefit the International Journal of Stroke spoke to chief investigator Dr Peter Sandercock.