Thrombolysis, also known as thrombolytic therapy, is a treatment to dissolve dangerous clots in blood vessels, improve blood flow, and prevent damage to tissues and organs. Thrombolysis may involve the injection of clot-busting drugs through an intravenous (IV) line or through a long catheter that delivers drugs directly to the site of the blockage. It also may involve the use of a long catheter with a mechanical device attached to the tip that either removes the clot or physically breaks it up.
Crying appears to be the most frequent problem.
Crying can be a symptom of
depression, which is a medical condition that requires
treatment. Untreated depression can interfere with recovery. And it can have a
significant impact on enjoyment of life.
Medicine may be needed to
help control emotional responses and treat depression.
People who have had a stroke may act differently because they feel
isolated and have vision problems. They may:
Become irritable, confused, or
Sometimes have false beliefs
This is more likely to occur when someone has to stay in bed for long
periods of time. And it is more likely to be a problem at night. A radio
playing softly in the bedroom or a dim light beside the bed may be helpful
during the night.
Primary Medical Reviewer
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer
Richard D. Zorowitz, MD - Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
June 28, 2011
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
June 28, 2011
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