Thrombolytic therapy is being used with increasing frequency to treat acute myocardial infarction (MI). It is important for both the general and cardiac anesthesiologist to understand the effects of thrombolysis on hemostasis and myocardial function, since these patients can present for emergent surgery in the cardiac or general operating theater. The authors report a case of a patient who developed an intracranial hemorrhage following thrombolytic therapy that required emergency surgical intervention.
- myocardial infarction
- thrombolytic therapy
- tissue plasminogen activator
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine