The Effect of Implementing Hyper-acute Stroke Guidelines on Decision-Making for or Against Thrombolytic Therapy for Stroke in the Emergency Department

Completed

Phase N/A Results N/A

Trial Description

The objective of this study is to determine if the implementation of guidelines utilizing immediate CT Perfusion and CT Angiography in addition to non-contrast CT alters (reduces or increases) the time to decision-making for or against rt-PA in acute ischemic stroke, and by extension, time to therapy in treated patients and time to transfer from the department for all patients. A secondary objective is to determine if using CTP/CTA-inclusive hyperacute stroke guidelines improves safety by decreasing symptomatic intracerebral hemorrhage and mortality in patients who receive rt-PA.

Conditions

Trial Design

  • Observation: Cohort
  • Perspective: Retrospective
  • Sampling: Probability Sample

Trial Population

Patients presenting to the Emergency Department with acute stroke

Outcomes

Type Measure Time Frame Safety Issue
No outcomes associated with this trial.

Sponsors