Which medications in the drug class Thrombolytics are used in the treatment of Basilar Artery Thrombosis?

Updated: Jan 11, 2019
  • Author: Salvador Cruz-Flores, MD, MPH, FAHA, FCCM, FAAN, FACP, FANA; Chief Editor: Helmi L Lutsep, MD  more...
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The potential benefits of thrombolytic therapy for the treatment of thrombosis include fast dissolution of physiologically compromising pulmonary emboli, faster recovery, prevention of recurrent thrombus formation, and rapid restoration of hemodynamic disturbances.

Alteplase (Activase)

Alteplase is a tPA. Its safety and efficacy with concomitant heparin or aspirin during the first 24 hours after symptom onset have not been investigated. It is the only drug approved for use in patients within 3 hours of onset of acute ischemic stroke.

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