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When should a thrombolysis be done when a blood clot is life threatening?

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If a blood clot is determined to be life threatening, thrombolysis may be an option if initiated as soon as possible -- ideally within one to two hours -- after the onset of symptoms of a heart attack, stroke, or pulmonary embolism (once a diagnosis has been made).

From: Thrombolysis WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

RadiologyInfo.org: “Catheter-directed Thrombolysis.”

Goldhaber, S. , 2002. Circulation

VascularWeb.org: “Thrombolytic Therapy.”

Reviewed by James Beckerman on March 21, 2019

SOURCES:

RadiologyInfo.org: “Catheter-directed Thrombolysis.”

Goldhaber, S. , 2002. Circulation

VascularWeb.org: “Thrombolytic Therapy.”

Reviewed by James Beckerman on March 21, 2019

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