thrombolysis

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the process of breaking up and dissolving blood clots

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Of those evaluated in the mobile stroke unit, 16 people received clot-busting drugs and 25% of them received the drugs within an hour of the start of symptoms.
MR CLEAN, along with four other studies from Canada, the United States, Europe and Australia, account for a significant amount of high-quality evidence demonstrating improved outcomes for patients receiving endovascular therapy with stent retrievers in addition to clot-busting drugs (lytics).
The new treatment combines minimally invasive surgery, a brain imaging technique and a clot-busting drug 't-PA', according to a multi-centre clinical trial led by Johns Hopkins researchers.
The standard treatment at present is the administration of clot-busting drugs to dissolve the clot.
Medical professionals recommend victims receive treatment within the first "golden" hour and Nice (National Institute for health and Clinical Excellence) guidelines say the clot-busting injection should be given within four and a half hours of the attack.
Researchers at the University of the Highlands and Islands say the clot-busting drug is currently licensed for use in reversing the harmful effects of a paracetamol overdose.
The stroke treatment that has received the most study is the FDA approved clot-busting drug known as tissue plasminogen activator, but the drug must be given within four-and-a-half hours after the onset of stroke symptoms, and even more quickly in older patients.
From the moment people suffer a stroke, medics only have a four-and-ahalf-hour window to treat them with clot-busting drugs.
A new software program helps paramedics make the right decisions about when to administer clot-busting drugs in a cardiac emergency, and a Web-based reporting system tracks their performance.
A CLOT-busting heart pill that cuts the risk of death by 21% compared with current drugs has been approved.
EQUIPMENT to enable stroke patients to receive faster access to clot-busting drugs has been backed by pounds 350,000 Welsh Assembly Government funding.
A new clot-busting drug, ticagrelor (Brilinta), may soon take the place of clopidogrel (Plavix) for treating patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS), which includes angina and heart attack.
The original service at the Royal Liverpool University Hospital was expanded so more patients could benefit from a clot-busting wonder drug.
Patients who receive clot-busting drugs such as tenecteplase followed by angioplasty within six hours after suffering a myocardial infarction have a 36 percent reduction in life-threatening complications compared to patients treated with standard care, according to a study in the June 25 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.
People who have had a common kind of heart attack should get artery-clearing angioplasty within six hours after taking clot-busting drugs to prevent more damage, a study found.