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Which blood clots are treated with thrombolysis?

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Thrombolysis is also used to treat blood clots in:

  • Veins that cause deep vein thrombosis or clots in the legs, pelvic area, and upper extremities; if left untreated, pieces of the clot can break off and travel to an artery in the lungs, resulting in an acute pulmonary embolism.
  • Bypass grafts
  • Dialysis catheters

From: Thrombolysis WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

RadiologyInfo.org: “Catheter-directed Thrombolysis.”

Goldhaber, S. , 2002. Circulation

VascularWeb.org: “Thrombolytic Therapy.”

Reviewed by James Beckerman on April 17, 2017

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SOURCES:

RadiologyInfo.org: “Catheter-directed Thrombolysis.”

Goldhaber, S. , 2002. Circulation

VascularWeb.org: “Thrombolytic Therapy.”

Reviewed by James Beckerman on April 17, 2017

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