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What will happen during thrombolytic therapy?

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Dr. Marcel Hungs
Neurology
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In brief: Disolve a blood clot

An ischemic stroke is caused by a blood clot blocking a major artery in the brain.
The effect of t-pa is to dissolve clots so that blood flow can be restored and viable brain tissue may be saved. T-pa, when introduced into the systemic circulation, binds to the fibrin protein threads of a thrombus and converts the enmeshed plasminogen to plasmin, initiating local fibrinolysis.

In brief: Disolve a blood clot

An ischemic stroke is caused by a blood clot blocking a major artery in the brain.
The effect of t-pa is to dissolve clots so that blood flow can be restored and viable brain tissue may be saved. T-pa, when introduced into the systemic circulation, binds to the fibrin protein threads of a thrombus and converts the enmeshed plasminogen to plasmin, initiating local fibrinolysis.
Dr. Marcel Hungs
Dr. Marcel Hungs
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In brief: For which condition?

Coronary-clot lysis artery clot lysis venous clot lysis these may be partial or complete and may need adjuvant or surgical assistance to be complete.
The procedure may be drugs IV or lytic agent given at the site of the clot.

In brief: For which condition?

Coronary-clot lysis artery clot lysis venous clot lysis these may be partial or complete and may need adjuvant or surgical assistance to be complete.
The procedure may be drugs IV or lytic agent given at the site of the clot.
Dr. Creighton Wright
Dr. Creighton Wright
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