clot buster


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a kind of pharmaceutical that can break up clots blocking the flow of blood to the heart muscle

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The CLOT BUSTER is being introduced throughout the United States at 32 leading medical institutions.
This can prevent heart attacks, without causing side effects normally associated with clot busters.
The hope is that by the introduction of this drug the overall price the overall price of the clot buster drugs will go down.
I've read that clot buster therapy for stroke can worsen the situation if the stroke is due to bleeding in the brain rather than a clot.
Dr Anton van Dellen, a throm-bolysis expert from Staffordshire Ambulance Service, said: "This clot buster drug helps save lives of heart attack victims and the only time I would recommend not giving it is when a patient is going to a hospital that can do a special angioplasty operation within an hour of the attack.
Some cardiologists used only TPA--an expensive clot buster.
TSI's HisproUK-based clot buster treatment represents a novel approach to thrombolysis and the treatment of AIS," said Victor Gurewich, MD, Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Chief Scientific Officer of TSI.
Despite previous indications that the clot buster can be dangerous when administered more than a few hours after a stroke, several researchers now believe it could prove safe and immensely useful if given earlier.
The six Banner Health facilities also received the association's Target: Stroke Honor Roll for meeting stroke quality measures that reduce the time between hospital arrival and treatment with the clot buster tPA, the only drug approved by the U.
But, he says, given human-activated protein C's failure to disolve clots in monkeys, the protein holds more promise as a clot preventer than as a clot buster.
Previous studies of full-dose fibrinolytic agents, commonly referred to as clot busters, have reported that less than 50 percent of heart attack patients achieved normal restoration of blood flow within 60 minutes.
Topol spearheaded the discovery of multiple genes that increase a person's risk of heart attacks and pioneered the development of critical heart care therapies now used in daily practice -- therapies such as clot busters, anti-platelet agents and angioplasty devices.
For years, administering clot busters to heart attack victims has been a standard procedure to restore normal blood flow and minimize permanent damage or death of heart tissue.