mechanical thrombolysis


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mechanical thrombolysis

The disruption or removal of a blood clot from a blood vessel with lasers, screws, snares, suction, or ultrasound. It is an alternative (and sometimes an adjunct) to thrombolytic drug therapy in patients who have occluded blood vessels or grafts.
See also: thrombolysis
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Second, despite high rates of revascularization seen in mechanical thrombolysis trials, there is no correlation with good outcomes and low mortality rates.
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