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.
The CLOT BUSTER is being introduced throughout the United States at 32 leading medical institutions.
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.
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.
Patients younger than 75 who don't have contraindications to clot busters, such as very high blood pressure or a history of bleeding, are likely to benefit from the drags, Soumerai says.
Clot busters have already passed such tests, but those trials included many heart attack victims in their 50s and 60s, Soumerai says.
For years, administering clot busters to heart attack victims has been a standard procedure to restore normal blood flow and minimize permanent damage or death of heart tissue.
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.