When is thrombolytic therapy most effective?

Updated: Aug 04, 2021
  • Author: Wanda L Rivera-Bou, MD, FAAEM, FACEP; Chief Editor: Erik D Schraga, MD  more...
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It should be kept in mind that the thrombolysis process works best on recently formed thrombi. Older thrombi have extensive fibrin polymerization that makes them more resistant to thrombolysis; hence, the importance of time for thrombolytic therapy.

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