Intravenous Thrombolysis for a Stroke Mimic Patient.
Ocala Regional Medical Center
Intravenous thrombolysis, Phentermine, Stroke mimics
Emergency Medicine | Nervous System Diseases | Neurology
The authors present the case of a young woman on phentermine and herbal supplements who presented as an acute stroke alert with right-sided facial droop and numbness. She was treated acutely with intravenous tissue plasminogen activator (tPA). However, the workup did not reveal any evidence of cerebrovascular disease or cerebral infarct. The authors discuss plausible stroke mimics and the safety of administering tPA to such patients.
Publisher or Conference
Case Reports in Neurology
Nguyen L, Lee JH, Ganti L, Rivera-Morales M, Dub L. Intravenous Thrombolysis for a Stroke Mimic Patient. Case Rep Neurol. 2021;13(3):704-709. doi:10.1159/000519764