Thrombolysis and thrombectomy in patients treated with dabigatran with acute ischemic stroke: Expert opinion

H. C. Diener, R. Bernstein, K. Butcher, B. Campbell, G. Cloud, A. Davalos, S. Davis, J. M. Ferro, M. Grond, D. Krieger, G. Ntaios, A. Slowik, E. Touzé

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Systemic thrombolysis with rt-PA is contraindicated in patients with acute ischemic stroke anticoagulated with dabigatran. This expert opinion provides guidance on the use of the specific reversal agent idarucizumab followed by rt-PA and/or thrombectomy in patients with ischemic stroke pre-treated with dabigatran. The use of idarucizumab followed by rt-PA is covered by the label of both drugs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9-12
Number of pages4
JournalInternational Journal of Stroke
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017
Externally publishedYes


  • dabigatran
  • idarucizumab
  • Ischemic stroke
  • rt-PA
  • thrombectomy
  • thrombolysis

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