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What does thrombolytic therapy involve?

What does thrombolytic therapy involve?

Clot dissolving: Thrombolytic therapy is intended to assist the body's natural mechanism to help dissolve blood clots. These clots can be found in either arteries or veins depending on the underlying problem. I hope this helps! ...Read more

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What does thrombolytic therapy involve?

Clot dissolving: Thrombolytic therapy is intended to assist the body's natural mechanism to help dissolve blood clots. These clots can be found in either arteries or veins depending on the underlying problem. I hope this helps! ...Read more

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What is thrombolytic therapy?

What  is thrombolytic therapy?

"Clot buster": These are medications that can be given to patients so as to break up blood clots in the lungs, heart, or for strokes and leg clots. These are utilised in situations where improving blood flow to the affected organs is critical. Examples include tpa, (alteplase) streptokinase, etc. ...Read more

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What is thrombolytic therapy?

What is thrombolytic therapy?

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 of heart attacks and strokes. Blocked dialysis shunts are also sometimes treated with such medications. Since busting the clot allows blood to flow freely downstream, damage to vital tissue is reduced or sometimes totally halted. ...Read more

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Why thrombolytic therapy is contraindicated in aortic dissection?

Why thrombolytic therapy is contraindicated in aortic dissection?

Bleeding risk: Because doctors tries to balance the possible benefits to the risk of harm. And here with aortic dissection, there is an increased risk of bleeding that exceed the desired benefit, which makes thrombolytic contraindicated in those patients. ...Read more

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What is warfarin, the anticoagulation therapy drug?

What is warfarin, the anticoagulation therapy drug?

Blood thinner: Bloid thinner that inhibits clotting by interfering with vitamin k. ...Read more

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Is photodynamic therapy effective?

Is photodynamic therapy effective?

Photodynamic therapy: Photodynamic therapy (pdt) involves activation of a photosensitizer by visible light in the presence of oxygen to produce reactive oxygen radicals which selectively destroys the target tissue. It is an effective therapy to treat certain conditions. However it is not full proof. However practically no therapy is full proof . It's usefulness depends on what you want to use it for example ablation. ...Read more

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Is electroconvulsive therapy effective?

Is electroconvulsive therapy effective?

In severe cases: Electroshock therapy is considered as a last ditch treatment for severe depression. It is still available in special centers, but is highly regulated. When done properly, it can have remarkable benefit. If done poorly, is a major problem. Refer to one flew over the cuckoo's nest! ...Read more

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Does photodynamic therapy work?

Does photodynamic therapy work?

Yes: Pdt for actinic keratoses (skin) is a proven treatment and results in significant reduction of both clinically apparent and as yet undetected precancerous lesions. However, one treatment does not eliminate 100% of lesions. New lesions may also develop. Long-term surveillance and periodic re-treatment is advised. Pdt has great potential for the treatment of a variety of other malignancies as well. ...Read more

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Is IV chelation therapy effective for intermittent claudication?

Is IV chelation therapy effective for intermittent claudication?

Yes: Probably the best-studied use of edta chelation therapy has been for intermittent claudication (peripheral vascular disease). Contact the american college for advancement in medicine (www.Acam.Org) for clinical studies and names of physicians in your area who provide this treatment. Chelation therapy improves blood flow throughout the body, and benefits a wide range of ischemic conditions. ...Read more

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Does chelation therapy work for atherosclerosis?

Does chelation therapy work for atherosclerosis?

Chelation therapy: No chelation therapy doesnot reverse atherosclerosis, chelation is supposed to bind toxins for elimination through the kidneys. Atherosclerosis is integrated into the arteries in a matrix of calcium, cholesterol, platelets, fibrinogen and other substances. If chelation freed the plaques they would clog the kidneys and shut down normal filtration causing kidney failure, emboli or strokes. ...Read more

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Why's intravenous therapy given to mi patients?

Why's intravenous therapy given to mi patients?

To break up clots: Intravenous therapy in acute mi often is a drug to break up clots. Also IV access is needed if needed to help resuscitate a patient with acute mi, by giving fluid for low blood pressure and rhythm drugs for arrhythmias. ...Read more

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Can antithrombotic and hypofibrinogenetic therapy be used for acute ischemic stroke?

Can antithrombotic and hypofibrinogenetic therapy be used for acute ischemic stroke?

Yes: If ct of brain reveal no bleeding and if the pt. Is in the window period ( less than 4.5 hours from symptoms )to receive fibrinolytics ( tpa (alteplase) or others) this is going to break the clot and restore the circulation avoiding serious neurological damage.Aspirin is started 24. Hrs later after tombolytics. For DVT prevent. Anticoagulants should be used except when hemorrhagic transformation is present. ...Read more

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Is cognitive therapy the same as rational-emotive therapy?

RET as Cognitive Tx: Rational Emotive therapy is one of the firs forms of Cognitive therapy, introduced in 1953. ...Read more

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What can cognitive behavioral therapy involve?

What can cognitive behavioral therapy involve?

Depends on issues: As might be in any psychotherapy, a lot depends on your concerns along with what you are like. One thing you can expect is a period of time describing yourself, a bit of your history and your present circumstances. Then, there'll be a strategy time with some tasks for you to try and report the effects. Then, tweaking to improve. Cycles of trial and error to find understanding and solutions. Best! ...Read more

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Is chelation therapy effective for heart patients?

Is chelation therapy effective for heart patients?

Not for Kids: Not for kids. Stay away from this potentially life threatening procedure. ...Read more

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Is electroconvulsive therapy (ect) effective?

Is electroconvulsive therapy (ect) effective?

Electroconvulsive : When a person with major depressive disorder does not have an improvement in mood, despite trying conventional antidepressants under a psychiatrist's supervision, electroconvulsant shock therapy may be beneficial. Before trying it, asked your doctor to explain all of the postential short and long term effects. ...Read more

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Why don't stroke patients get tpa (alteplase) therapy?

Why don't stroke patients get tpa (alteplase) therapy?

They can: If having a stroke one can receive intravenous tpa (alteplase) up to 3 hours once symptoms begin and up to 4.5 hours in certain cases. After this intra. ...Read more

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