thrombolytic drugs

thrombolytic drugs

Drugs that dissolve blood clots and can be useful in the treatment of THROMBOSIS or EMBOLISM affecting any part of the body. Also known as fibrinolytic drugs.
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Thrombolytic drugs are agents that actively dissolve the thrombus by converting plasminogen into plasmin.
Previous NA-SCD studies suggested that thrombolytic drugs be avoided as their use has been reported to worse the clinical condition, presumably due to a further extension of dissection.7 In this study, however, 5 A-SCD patients received thrombolytic therapy and had good results.
Epileptic seizures were reported following use of thrombolytic drugs in clinical trials (13,14,15).
The ClotTriever does not require use of thrombolytic drugs, which carry significant risk of bleeding and are contraindicated in many patients.
Table 2 summarizes details of completed clinical trials testing these thrombolytic drugs.
Recognizing the signs of stroke and acting FAST (face drooping, arm weakness, speech difficulty, time to call 9-1-1), promoting awareness of specialized stroke units, and providing rapid access to proven treatments (e.g., thrombolytic drugs) improve the chances for recovery.
Recall that the laboratory played a key role in changing the outcome of patients with myocardial infarction (MI), even before specific interventions and treatments such as stents and thrombolytic drugs existed.
(2006) Development of an in vitro model to study clot lysis activity of thrombolytic drugs. Thromb J 4: 14.
Thrombolytic drugs act rapidly to dissolve unwanted blood clots (thrombi) in blood vessels.
The mechanical thrombolytic effect has been confirmed in several experimental studies of only microbubbles and ultrasound, without thrombolytic drugs [39-42].