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what meds are thrombolytics

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
32 years experience Cardiology
TPA (alteplase): Tpa (alteplase) or tissue plasminogen activator is the most common thrmbolytic given.

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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
32 years experience Cardiology
Anti-throbotic: These are stockings that help you from getting blood clots in legs called dvts
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
32 years experience Cardiology
Usually iv: Usually from a peripheral iv. Sometimes can be given directly into artery with a catheter.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. J mark Rheudasil
37 years experience Vascular Surgery
NO!!!!!!!: These are drugs with a significant risk of bleeding and should only be used by or under the direction of a physician.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
32 years experience Cardiology
Clot busters vs prev: Throbolytics dissolve clots and blood thinners prevent new clots from forming.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Roosth
34 years experience Internal Medicine
Stroke and MI: Thrombolytic therapy is the urgent application of drugs/enzymes that break down blood clots, mainly in arteries to slow down or stop the progression o ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregory Hines
23 years experience Family Medicine
Clot busters: It is therapy for a stroke or other clot where an enzyme that breaks down the clot is injected, either intravenously or more directed into the clot it ... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Dissin
38 years experience Neurology
An iv infusion: In regard to stroke only, thrombolytic therapy can be given by IV in the first 4.5 hours after the onset of symptoms. Exclusionary criteria must be me ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mohammad Homsi
32 years experience Neurology
Blood thinners: Yes, it is called also blood thinners that prevent the blood to making thrombus inside the blood vesseles.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ricotta
47 years experience Vascular Surgery
Prevent or treat: Anticoagulants PREVENT clots from forming Thrombolytic drugs DISSOLVE clots that have been formed. Both drugs can be associated with bleeding problems ... Read More
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