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.
These "clot buster" drugs give any patient suffering from chest pains a greatly improved chance of survival and recovery from a heart attack.
* Thrombolytic therapy ("clot busters") to dissolve any blood clots in the heart's arteries.
To be effective, the "clot busters" must be given within an hour.
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.
Thrombolytics tPA, TNKase (Tenecteplase), Given intravenously (clot busters) alteplase (Activase) and to dissolve urokinase (Abbokinase) existing blood clots.
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.
This can take the form of drug therapy - commonly know as clot busters - that has been proved to work much better if delivered as soon as possible after the heart attack.
However, a new study questions whether these powerful, so-called clot busters are safe for the oldest heart patients.
Researchers found that patients over age 80 getting the drugs were significantly more likely to die during their hospital stay than were patients of similar age who didn't get the clot busters, says study coauthor Stephen B.