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Lift stroke treatment method age limit, say researchers

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Upper age restrictions on the use of emergency thrombolysis to treat stroke should be lifted, Glasgow research in the BMJ online suggests.

The recommendation was made by researchers who found the anti-clotting drugs were effective in patients aged 40 to 90, after looking at data from 29,000 patients.

They found thrombolysis improved outcomes both in those under and over 80.

Currently thrombolysis is not recommended for patients over 80 because of a previous lack of data.

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