Which medications in the drug class Fibrinolytic agents are used in the treatment of Fibromuscular Dysplasia?

Updated: Jul 27, 2018
  • Author: James A Wilson, MD, MSc, FRCPC; Chief Editor: Helmi L Lutsep, MD  more...
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Fibrinolytic agents

tPA exerts an effect on fibrinolytic system to convert plasminogen to plasmin. They are used for dissolving blood clots and have a role in the acute management of ischemic strokes.

Alteplase (Activase)

Used in management of acute ischemic stroke, acute MI, and PE. Safety and efficacy with concomitant heparin or aspirin during first 24 h after symptom onset not investigated.


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