Permeability measures accurately predict hemorrhagic transformation after ischemic stroke

Takeaway

  • This large study showed that following an ischemic stroke, permeability measures can accurately predict hemorrhagic transformation (HT) in those receiving intravenous alteplase only.

Why this matters

    If this technique is validated in other studies, it could be used to identify patients of high HT risk and allow for preventative measures to be implemented, and treatment strategies to be tailored to lower HT risk.