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  • n. Dissolution or destruction of a thrombus.

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  • n. The breaking down of blood clots by pharmacological means.

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  • n. the process of breaking up and dissolving blood clots


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  • Chemical thrombolysis is where a medication, such as TPA or Urokinase, is administered directly into the clot through a catheter to dissolve it.


  • Darren was soon to benefit from a treatment called thrombolysis, using a clot-busting drug.

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  • Now not all of those deliver thrombolytic therapy, there's another tier of units that are tPA capable and that brings in the issue of hospital bypass and selection of patients in the field for thrombolysis, which is a tricky issue.


  • Mechanical thrombolysis involves disrupting the clot by using a mechanical device.


  • Mechanical thrombolysis involves using various "clot busting" devices to break down the clot and then remove it through the device.


  • In addition to mechanical thrombolysis, the vessel may be opened with a balloon (angioplasty).


  • Stenting after thrombolysis for acute Myocardial Infarction found to reduce mortality:

    Cardiac Bypass, Angioplasty and Stenting by Jeffrey Dach MD

  • The benefits from proteolytic enzymes are that they inhibit inflammation without immunosuppression, reduce pain and edema, inhibit thrombi formation and stimulate thrombolysis, improve the blood supply and therefore the nutrition of the tissue and improve blood circulation.

    Stefan Aschan: Bounce Back Faster from Painful Restrictions

  • ( My favorite subgroup analysis story can be found here in the discussion of how the benefits found in the landmark thrombolysis trial (ISIS-2) trial did not apply to those patients unlucky enough to have been born under the sign of Gemini or Libra).

    Tight blood sugar control in the critically ill-maybe not too tight

  • The results of thrombolysis in S-T segment elevated M.I.,for example, may be less impressive even in those patients who characteristics closely resemble those of the patients treated in the trial.

    Archive 2007-01-01


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