'clot-busting' drugs

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'clot-busting' drugs

antiplatelet agents (e.g. aspirin, clopidogrel) preventing platelet aggregation, and fibrinolytic agents (e.g. streptodornase and streptokinase) that degrade fibrin; used to disperse intravascular clots (see warfarin sodium)
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The administering of "out of hospital" clot-busting drugs to heart attack patients had saved more than 300 lives-a-year, he said.
Worcestershire paramedics have helped save 100 heart attack patients since the launch of a project involving clot-busting drugs.
Of these, 735 received one of the main clot-busting drugs, such as streptokinase, shortly after their heart attacks.
PARAMEDICS have been provided with clot-busting drugs to treat heart attack victims.
The technique, thrombo-lytic therapy, involves injecting clot-busting drugs direct into the veins of heart attack victims.
In research conducted at the Baptist Cardiac & Vascular Institute in Miami, stents were placed in the blocked brain arteries of 19 acute stroke patients who had not been helped by clot-busting drugs or clot-removal devices.
It is important for doctors to be able to identify the severity of these disorders and to select who might be eligible for more invasive therapies, such as clot-busting drugs, catheter-based treatments or surgery," said M.
Previously, clot-busting drugs were administered by consultants once the patient was at hospital.
MR CLEAN, along with four other studies from Canada, the United States, Europe and Australia, account for a significant amount of high-quality evidence demonstrating improved outcomes for patients receiving endovascular therapy with stent retrievers in addition to clot-busting drugs (lytics).
Matty, who works at Xercise4Less in his home town of Stockton, was given clot-busting drugs at hospital but these did not improve his condition.
Doctors at Western General Hospital and the University of Edinburgh said compression socks did not improve survival and clot-busting drugs led to other problems, including bleeding on the brain.
Every year 150,000 people in the UK have a stroke and if they receive clot-busting drugs within the first few hours their chances of a full recovery are much greater.