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Quick question: what precisely does the term 'bland CVA' refer to? I found it in reference to absolute contraindications to thrombolytic therapy in acute MI. My best guess is that it refers to an ischemic CVA, but in that case I would follow-up with the question of why does having an ischemic CVA in the past year lead to a contraindication of thrombolytic therapy? Is it because of the risk of converting to a hemorrhagic process?

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BKN said:
Yes twice.
Thanks - I love how they call if a 'pale infarct' in pathology courses, but clinicians use different terminology. In any case, thanks for clarifying.
 
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