These medicines can greatly increase the
risk of bleeding, so they are used only in very specific situations where the
risk of bleeding can be balanced against the risks of not dissolving the blood
clot rapidly. Thrombolytics may reduce the incidence of
post-thrombotic syndrome in people who are at high risk
for this condition.
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