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What are alteplase injections used for?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Alteplase: Alteplase is used to breakdown blood clots.

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A 51-year-old member asked:

Who should not use Alteplase injections?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Alteplase injections: CONTRAINDICATIONS: Active internal bleeding. Recent intracranial or intraspinal surgery or serious head trauma. Intracranial conditions that may increase the risk of bleeding. Bleeding diathesis. Current severe uncontrolled hypertension. Acute Ischemic Stroke • Current intracranial hemorrhage. Subarachnoid hemorrhage. Acute Myocardial Infarction.or Pulmonary Embolism recent stroke. See:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
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May 10, 2015

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