clot buster


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clot buster

Thrombolytic (agent), see there.
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The laboratory had earlier developed two clot busters -- natural and recombinant streptokinases -- which are selling well in the market, according to scientists.
IMTECH's research in clot buster molecules will help provide an affordable treatment to heart patients.
Phase II research shows that when adenosine - used for 10 years in cardiac applications - is combined with clot busters to treat a heart attack, the area of damage (or infarct) may be reduced by as much as an additional 67 percent over clot busters alone.
The results of a multi-center phase II trial coordinated by Duke Clinical Research Institute show that adenosine plus clot busters such as tissue plasminogen activator (rt-PA) and streptokinase can reduce the size of cardiac infarct (area of heart tissue that dies during a heart attack) by 33 percent more than clot busters alone.
Also, hospitals must have the appropriate infrastructure support safe and effective administration of clot busters.
In a 1999 Journal of the American Medical Association article, research found only half of the eligible candidates received beta-blockers, slightly more than half received ACE inhibitors and only two-thirds were treated with clot busters.
Some test alternative clot busters that may be less likely than tPA to provoke bleeding.
In March of last year, David Howells of the University of Melbourne in Australia and his colleagues reviewed in the Annals of Neurology about 1,000 animal studies and 100 human trials that have tested such compounds, as well as clot busters, since 1957.
In the first section of this fair and forthright book Baruch Brody takes us through the development and dissemination of the clot busters, or thrombolytic agents.
However, a new study questions whether these powerful, so-called clot busters are safe for the oldest heart patients.