A 38-year-old member asked:
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is streptokinase a clot buster?

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Dr. Shahin Tavackoli
22 years experience Cardiology
Yes: It is, but we almost never use it in the US any longer.
Answered on Oct 3, 2016
Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
38 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Fibrinolytic: Produces enzymatic cleavege of fibrin.
Answered on Oct 3, 2016

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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
47 years experience Infectious Disease
It's not alive: Streptokinase is an enzyme that dissolves blood clots. It is not the bacteria streptococcus which is probably what confuses you.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kristi Woods
22 years experience Pediatrics
No bacteria : Streptokinase does not contain any live strep bacteria. You have to have the bacteria to have the infection.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nicholas Fogelson
Specializes in Gynecology
Maybe: Strepokinase is not tested in pregnancy, but when it is being given (heart attack, stroke) it is generally to save a life, so the risk/benefit may be ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Irv Loh
Dr. Irv Loh answered
48 years experience Cardiology
Dissolves clot: Acute coronary syndromes are generic terms to describe blockage of the arteries feeding the heart caused by rapid formation of a clot in the vessel wa ... Read More

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