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can fibrinolytic drugs be used to treat atherosclerosis? if so, what's their purpose?

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Dr. Zachary Veres
17 years experience Family Medicine
Atherosclerosis: Yes they stop platelet aggregation
Answered on Apr 29, 2015
Dr. Kirk Charles
21 years experience Vascular Surgery
No: fibrinolytic agents can dissolve acute clot but not atherosclerotic plaque.
Answered on Feb 26, 2016

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