NIHSSSNational Institutes of Health Stroke Scale Score
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3) Inclusion criteria for this combined analysis were age 18--60 years, NIHSSS >15, decrease in level of consciousness to a score [greater than or equal to] 1 on item 1a of the NIHSS, infarct signs on CT of 50% or more of the MCA territory or >145 [cm.
In contrast, among patients with a NIHSSS of 10 or higher, 29% have a good outcome following TPA treatment.
The pilot study included patients aged 18-80 with a NIHSSS of 10 or higher who could be treated within 3 hours of symptom onset.