Michel T. Torbey, MD, MPH


Management of Acute Ischemic Stroke: Reviewing the Options

May 27, 2006

Despite the significant progress in stroke prevention and treatment over the past 10 years, stroke remains the third leading cause of death in the United States.1 Approximately 700,000 strokes occur every year; the majority are ischemic.1 In 1996, the FDA approved the use of intravenous tissue-type plasminogen activator (t-PA).