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Table 4 Reasons thrombolytic therapy was not administered to patients presenting within 3 h of stroke onset

From: Effect of prehospital notification on acute stroke care: a multicenter study

Reasons Prenotification (n = 539) No prenotification (n = 146) Total (n = 685)
Hemorrhagic stroke or hemorrhagic transformation 250 (46.4 %) 66 (45.2 %) 316 (46.1 %)
Older than 80 years of age 117 (21.7 %) 40 (27.4 %) 157 (22.9 %)
Rapid recovery or minor symptoms 70 (13.0 %) 19 (13.0 %) 89 (13.0 %)
Very severe symptoms/signs 28 (5.2 %) 9 (6.2 %) 37 (5.4 %)
Stroke or serious head injury within 3 months 11 (2.0 %) 2 (1.4 %) 13 (1.9 %)
Prior stroke accompanied with diabetes mellitus history 7 (1.3 %) 3 (2.1 %) 10 (1.5 %)
Seizure during stroke onset 8 (1.5 %) 2 (1.4 %) 10 (1.5 %)
Patient or family refused therapy 9 (1.7 %) 1 (0.7 %) 10 (1.5 %)
Uncontrolled hypertension 8 (1.5 %) 0 (0 %) 8 (1.2 %)
International normalized ratio >1.7 4 (0.7 %) 3 (2.1 %) 7 (1.0 %)
Known vascular malformation, aneurysm, or brain tumor 7 (1.3 %) 0 (0 %) 7 (1.0 %)
More than 4.5 hours before thrombolytic therapy given 6 (1.1 %) 0 (0 %) 6 (0.9 %)
Other 14 (2.6 %) 1 (0.7 %) 15 (2.2 %)