Baptist Health first to bring new clot-busting medicine to Lexington

February 17, 2022

Tenecteplase (TNK) is a fast-acting clot-busting medication for stroke patients.

LEXINGTON, KY. (Feb. 15, 2022) - Baptist Health Lexington’s Comprehensive Stroke Center, a leader in stroke care in the region, is the first hospital in Lexington and among the first in the state to adopt the use of Tenecteplase (TNK), a fast-acting clot-busting medication for stroke patients. 

“Tenecteplase (TNK) can be administered in 5 seconds, saving millions of brain cells while specifically targeting the clot,” said Murali Kolikonda, MD, Baptist Health Lexington stroke neurologist. “We are beyond thrilled to raise the level of care for our stroke patients in the community and see the benefits of this medication.”

As a Joint Commission Comprehensive Stroke Center, Baptist Health Lexington offers a complete spectrum of solutions to patients living with cerebrovascular disease. Our team of specialists is trained to provide neurology, neurosurgery and stroke care, including advanced treatments in carotid disease, interventional stroke capabilities, neuro-interventional radiology and an expanded stroke research program. For more information go to