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Dr. Harinder Gill
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Streptokinase (Definition)

Streptokinase is a clot buster which is a kind of ...Read more


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How is a blood clot inside a brain aneursym treated?

How is a blood clot inside a brain aneursym treated?

Radiologic-surgical: Brain aneurysms that are susceptible to form thrombosis, meaning blood clots, can be treated by either neurosurgical clipping or neuroradiologic coiling depending on the associated neurological symptoms, location of aneurysm, and size of the aneurysm. Various radiologic techniques can be used to further evaluate these aneurysms and thus will dictate treatment options. ...Read more

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What is the clinical significance of a blood clot in a vein vs. A blood clot in an artery?

Big difference: A blood clot in an artery results in less or no blood going to the area that the artery supplies. This has the potential to result in loss of a limb or even death. A blood clot in a vein can occur in a superficial or a deep vein. These are usually treated with local care or blood thinners. Clots in both arteries and veins could be serious problems. ...Read more

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How dangerous is a blood clot in the leg?

How dangerous is a blood clot in the leg?

Seriouz: The seriousness of the situation is related to the chance of the clot breaking free and making it to your lungs, also known as a pulmonary embolism. This can be fatal and definitely needs treatment and close supervision by a doctor. ...Read more

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What is a blood clot versus an aneurysm?

What is a blood clot versus an aneurysm?

Very different: Blood clots when you are cut or injured and bruising is a feature of that. Abnormal intravascular clotting is a serious problem, in veins or arteries with different diagnosis and treatments. Aneurysms in general are of arteries with enlargement to significant size- usually twice the normal vessel size. ...Read more

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What happens when a blood clot blocks a vessel?

What happens when a blood clot blocks a vessel?

Depends: It depends if the vessel is an artery or a vein, size of the vessel, collateral circulation, associated illnesses, and if the clot gets infected. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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How dangerous is a blood clot in the lungs?

How dangerous is a  blood clot in the lungs?

Pulmonary embolism: Blood clot in the lungs are known as pulmonary embolism. They can be very dangerous and even cause death depending on the size and location of the blood clot. ...Read more

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How useful is a d-dimer test in ruling out a blood clot in the lower leg?

How useful is a d-dimer test in ruling out a  blood clot in the lower leg?

Useful: A negative result of D-Dimer has a 97%+ predictive value in ruling out deep vein thrombosis. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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How likely is that a blood clot on a leg causes a stroke?

How likely is that a blood clot on a leg causes a stroke?

Rare: A blood clot affecting a leg rarely causes a stroke. It tends to occur when there is a small hole in the heart, such as a patent foramen ovale, this is something people are born with. It also tends to occur when there is a somewhat large clot in the leg, such as in the femoral vein. Blood clots in leg veins are not a major cause of stroke, like smoking, diabetes and high blood pressure are. ...Read more

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How painful is a blood clot in the lungs from dvt?

How painful is a blood clot in the lungs from dvt?

Depends: Most of pulmonaty emboli cause shortness of breath more than pain . Pain happens when part of the lung infarcts and has no blood flow and this can cause inflammation of close by pleura and sharp pain. This can occur in around 10% of emboli. The bigger the size of infarction the more pain but usually is moderate pain. ...Read more

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How painful is a new blood clot in the lungs?

How painful is a new blood clot in the lungs?

Depends: A small clot may go un-noticed. A large one may cause severe acute pain and hemorrhage. It varies. Many are painful and very symptomatic. ...Read more

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What is a superficial blood clot?

What is a superficial blood clot?

Usually in a vein: Superficial blood clots some times form in superficial veins, usually in the legs. Such clots may cause pain and cosmetic issues but are not dangerous like deep vein clots. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, was just wondering what is a condition in which a blood clot obstructs a blood vessel?

Hi doctors, was just wondering what is a condition in which a blood clot obstructs a blood vessel?

Several conditions: A blood clot that blocks a deep vein in your body is called a deep venous thrombosis and depending on where it occurs can put you at risk for a pulmonary embolus which is a blood clot that blocks a pulmonary artery. This can result in death a blood clot that blocks an artery in your brain causes a thrombotic stroke a blood clot that blocks an artery in the heart causes a heart attack. ...Read more

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How bad is a blood clot in the leg?

How bad is a blood clot in the leg?

It can be bad: But it is treatable. The worst clots are the ones we don't know about. Most important thing is that it gets treated and that you prevent formation of additional clots. The clot itself will eventually dissolve. ...Read more

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If someone is on Coumadin (warfarin) for a blood clot in the leg, which type of plasma protein is low?

If someone is on Coumadin (warfarin) for a blood clot in the leg, which type of plasma protein is low?

Not necessarily: A clot can be caused by prolonged sitting, or an injury to the leg with totally normal clotting factors and plasma proteins. Certain clotting disorders may predispose to clotting or bleeding. ...Read more

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Is warfarin a blood thinner?

Is warfarin a blood thinner?

Yes: Coumadin (warfarin) is routinely used as a chronic blood thinner. It works by inhibiting several coagulation factors (factors ii, vii, ix, and x) as well as anticoagulating factors (proteins c and s). Patients are typically "bridged" to Coumadin with another blood thinner like heparin. ...Read more

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Can a blood clot form in hours?

Can a blood clot form in hours?

A blood clot: Can form in minutes depending on the circumstances.. ...Read more

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Is anticoagulation effective in pregnancy? Wil it defenitely stop blood clotting?

Effective: Anticoagulation is effective however options are limited in pregnancy. Anticoagulation reduces risk of abnormal clotting in most, however does not eliminate the risk. ...Read more

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What is a difference between calcium channel blocker and clot buster?

What is a difference between calcium channel blocker and clot buster?

Apples vs. oranges: They are both cardiac medicines. They are however used for totally different reasons. Calcium blockers are most commonly used to treat high blood pressure. They may also be used to treat chest pain or to slow the heart. Clot busters are used to dissolve a clot in the arteries that supply blood to the heart itself and therefore to limit the amount of heart damaged by removing the blockage. ...Read more

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Any drugs out there to break up plaque in coronary arteries rather than all invasive stuff? Clot buster drugs but nothing for plaque?

Any drugs out there to break up plaque in coronary arteries rather than all invasive stuff? Clot buster drugs but nothing for plaque?

No.: The various kinds of plaque that build up in the arteries have been building up for years, in some cases even decades. There is no medicine that will undo the remodeling due to years or decades of high blood pressure, smoking, cholesterol, etc. The best strategy is to modify the modifiable risk factors (and hope you have good genes). ...Read more

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Is it safe to take streptokinase while pregnant?

Is it safe to take streptokinase while pregnant?

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 in favor of using it. Hopefully this will never be needed in pregnancy. ...Read more

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How does streptokinase in the heart work for thrombolysis?

How does  streptokinase in the heart work for thrombolysis?

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 wall. Usually opened by balloon angioplasty and stent placement if patient sent to suitable facility and team. If not available, streptokinase and other enzymes to dissolve the clot can be tried. Indiscriminate dissolution may result in bleeding. ...Read more

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For what reason wouldn't an injection of streptokinase cause a streptococcal infection?

No bacteria in shot: Streptokinase injections don't contain actual strep bacteria (or any other bacteria unless it is contaminated). ...Read more

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Please explain plasminogen activator.?

Please explain plasminogen activator.?

Clot Buster: Tissue plasminogen activator (tpa (alteplase)) is a chemical that triggers rapid breakdown of blood clots. It is used in stroke patients in an attempt to restore bloodflow to the brain before cells die, but the risk of bleeding makes it safe to use only in very specific circumstances. The most common reason for not qualifying for tpa (alteplase) is not getting to the er quickly enough- don't wait! time is brain! ...Read more

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A tissue plasminogen activator is what?

A tissue plasminogen activator is what?

Fibrinolytic: Tissue plasminogen activator (tpa) is a serine protease (enzyme) that catalyzes the reaction that converts plasminogen to plasmin. Plasmin is responsible for breaking down blood clots by cleaving molecules of fibrin, creating "fibrin degradation products". ...Read more

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What are the differences between recombinant tissue plasminogen activator and tissue plasminogen activator?

What are the differences between recombinant tissue plasminogen activator and tissue plasminogen activator?

Same aa sequence: tPA and its recombinant version (Activase) are identical with respect to the amino acid sequence. There have been reported some minor differences with respect to glycosylation of the protein, but this is well within the specifications of the cGMP production by the manufacturer. ...Read more

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Why can't we use clot busters to break the clot apart?

Why can't we use clot busters to break the clot apart?

Natural enzymes can: There are several natural enzymes that break a part clots, such as nattokinase, lumbrokinase, serratiapeptidase, bromelain, papain and other proteolytic enzymes. These enzymes can be taken separate from food and help thin the blood and keep clots from forming as well. As such they will not work best in the acute setting. Anyone taking a blood thinning med needs to discuss this with their doctor. ...Read more

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Do you think it's a good idea to keep thrombolytics (clot busters) at homeeasily accessible?

Do you think it's a good idea to keep thrombolytics (clot busters) at homeeasily accessible?

NO!!!!!!!: These are drugs with a significant risk of bleeding and should only be used by or under the direction of a physician. ...Read more

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What are plasma derived clotting products?

What are plasma derived clotting products?

Blood derived: The liquid part of blood, called plasma, contains a number of proteins/factors essential for blood clotting. Some of the factors can be isolated for administration to patients deficient in a given factor, e.g., factor viii for hemophilia. ...Read more

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Why might I have passed a white clot sack?

Why might I have passed a white clot sack?

Pregnant: Pregnancy is alway a possibility. Purchase and perform a home pregnancy test. They usually become positive when you are about a week late. If it's negative, repeat in one week and call your doctor. ...Read more

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Should we check to see if the clot has dissolved?

Should we check to see if the clot has dissolved?

What clot?: Where was it? If if was a leg dvt, you should have a repeat ultrasound in 3-6 months to see if the clot is gone. You can then have a conversation with your doctor about stopping anticoagulation. ...Read more

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Can there be clots during implantation?

Can there be clots during implantation?

Possible: Yes, you may pass some clots,especially if you have been laying down a while. But it is concerning, and you should see your GYN. They may want to check hormone levels on you. ...Read more

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I have a clot in canula. What will it do?

I have a clot in canula. What will it do?

Contact nurse: Are you in the hospital or at home? Contact the nurse or home health nurse,who will likely irrigate it and flush the clot or replace the IV/tubing if that is not possible. This is a common problem and easily fixed, usually. ...Read more

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What can these pink clots in my urine be?

What can these pink clots in my urine be?

See below: This is almost certainly blood you should see a physician and find out what the problem is. ...Read more

Dr. Neigatha Graney
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Kabikinase (Definition)

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Streptase (Definition)

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