Ichiro Deguchi, Takeshi Hayashi, Manabu Nemoto and Norio Tanahashi
Stroke can cause car accidents. In our hospital, intravenous tissue plasminogen activator (t-PA) therapy was given to three ischemic stroke patients who had caused car accidents. Since stroke was suspected based on clinical manifestations on arrival, head examinations, as well as detailed examinations of the whole body, were performed immediately. After confirming the absence of hemorrhage from traumatic injuries, the patients were treated with intravenous t-PA. No patients had adverse events including hemorrhage. With extensive examinations, thrombolytic therapy can be safely given to ischemic stroke patients involved in traffic accidents.