2 doctors weighed in:

How does streptokinase in the heart work for thrombolysis?

2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Irv Loh
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Irv Loh
Dr. Irv Loh
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Tonga Nfor
Board Certified, Internal Medicine - Cardiology
13 years in practice
508K people helped
Continue
111,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors