When treating large numbers of patients, the survivability of tissue plasminogen activator has benefits that outweigh the risks. The treatment is 10 times more likely to help patients than to harm them. While the treatment is safe for most patients, it’s important to understand the risks.
It is estimated that one in 15 patients will develop excessive bleeding (hemorrhage) in the brain from tissue plasminogen activator. This condition can be fatal for patients.
The prognosis for tissue plasminogen activator shows that one in 30 patients will be negatively affected by the treatment. The decision to undergo this treatment must be made carefully by each patient.
Physicians at Florida Hospital understand the risks and work to reduce side effects. We follow strict safety precautions and monitor patients closely. Get more information by contacting our team.
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