clot-dissolving drug


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clot-dissolving drug

Thrombolytic (agent), see there.
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Better option In one of several studies, stroke patients randomly assigned to get a clot-removal procedure in addition to a standard clot-dissolving drug (tPA) did better three months later than those treated with the drug alone.
Occasionally, atherectomy (minimally invasive removal of plaque) or thrombolytic therapy (injection of a clot-dissolving drug into the artery) are appropriate treatment options.
During the study, the researchers treated 37 patients with the clot-dissolving drug called tPA, while using ultrasound to loosen the proteins in their blood clots and send the drug into the clots faster.
The only other treatment currently approved by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) for acute ischemic stroke is a clot-dissolving drug called tissue plasminogen activator (tPA).
Most strokes result from clots, but only about 1 in 20 patients receives the sole clot-dissolving drug approved for treating stroke, tissue plasminogen activator (tPA).
In June the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved alteplase, a clot-dissolving drug also referred to as a tissue plasminogen activator.
This may be done by thrombolysis, in which a catheter delivers a clot-dissolving drug directly at the clot site, or by mechanical thrombectomy with minimally invasive devices, which more rapidly break up and remove the clot.
In most cases, doctors can limit or even prevent brain damage if they give the patient a clot-dissolving drug within 3 hours of the onset of a stroke.
We believe that the FDA is close to approving Eminase, a new clot-dissolving drug," he states.