Podcast 691: TXA in Head Bleeds - The Emergency Medical Minute

Podcast 691: TXA in Head Bleeds

Contributor: Ricky Dhaliwal, MD

Educational Pearls:

  • CRASH 3 Trial looked at over 12,000 patients with traumatic intracranial bleeds, randomizing patients to a therapy with TXA or standard of care without TXA
  • Dosing was 1 gram over 10 min for loading dose and then an infusion of 1 gram over 8 hours
  • Found Improvement in survival and neurologic outcomes when patient received TXA within 3 hours


CRASH-3 trial collaborators. Effects of tranexamic acid on death, disability, vascular occlusive events and other morbidities in patients with acute traumatic brain injury (CRASH-3): a randomised, placebo-controlled trial [published correction appears in Lancet. 2019 Nov 9;394(10210):1712]. Lancet. 2019;394(10210):1713-1723. doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(19)32233-0


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