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Table 3 Potential contraindications for receiving thrombolysis

From: Ethnicity and thrombolysis in ischemic stroke: a hospital based study in Amsterdam

  White (n = 392) Non-white (n = 118) p value
Arrival hospital after 2.5 hours of symptom onset 59% 79% < 0.001
Blood pressure higher than 185/110 17% 28% 0.02
NIHSS < 5 48% 56% 0.14
NIHSS > 25 1% 0% 0.44
Age > 80 years 21% 6% < 0.001
Previous stroke and diabetes 6% 7% 0.88
Oral anticoagulation use 14% 6% 0.02
  1. Variables which may potentially explain why patients were not treated with intravenous thrombolysis. NIHSS = National institute of health stroke scale