DVT thrombolysis





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Uploaded on Jul 16, 2009

The mostly frequent complication of DVT is a condition called thrombotic syndrome.The leg become swollen, with discoloration and ulceration.

PTA syndrome can be debilitating since the patient may find it difficult to walk or stand for prolonged periods of time in addition the ulceration and skin changes make it extremely difficult to lead a normal life.

The only way to prevent post thrombotic syndrome would be to ensure that these blocked veins are open at the earliest. Blood thinning agents like heparin and warfarin which is conventionally used have very poor results. Several studies have shown that the best way to open these blocked vessels is the use of a group of drugs called thrombolytics day are available in the market as urokinase , streptokinase and TPA.

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