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How does streptokinase in the heart work for thrombolysis?
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Dr. Irv Loh
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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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.
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