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Journal of the Korean Neurological Association 2010;28(3): 141-148.
급성기 뇌경색에서 두개경유도플러초음파
이성익, 김요식
원광대학교 산본병원 신경과 인암뇌신경연구센터, 원광대학교 의과대학 신경과학교실 a
Transcranial Doppler Sonography in Acute Ischemic Stroke
Sung Ik Lee
Department of Neurology, Inam Neuroscience Center, Sanbon Medical Center, Wonkwang University School of Medicine, Department of Neurology a , Wonkwang University School of Medicine, Jeonbuk, Korea
The acute stage of an ischemic stroke shows various hemodynamic changes of the involved intracranial arteries. Transcranial Doppler sonography (TCD) is known to be the only tool that can monitor the hemodynamic changes and microembolic signals in the intracranial artery in real-time after an ischemic stroke. Findings of TCD during systemic thrombolytics could inform us of a recanalization of the occluded vessel and the need for further intervention. It has been accepted that ultrasounds have thrombolytic effect on clots when it is used with systemic thrombolytics although the standard protocol and the evidence for its safety are still lacking until now. In this article, we review current utilities of TCD for the management of acute ischemic strokes. Key Words: Transcranial Doppler sonography, Acute ischemic stroke