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Here's a mnemonic that help you remember the contraindications to the use of tissue Plasminogen Activator (tPA) in cases of CVA/Stroke.

SHIP BLAST
S= Stroke in the last 3 months
H= Head injury in the last 3 months
I= Intracranial hemorrhage
P= PT > 15 seconds
B= BP > 185/110
L= Lumbar Puncture in last 7 days
A= Anticoagulants use / Arterial puncture in last 7 days
S= Surgery within last 14 days
T= Thrombocytopenia < 100,000/mm
 
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