Category Archives: Thrombolytics

The coagulation cascade

Coagulation cascade: several resources (videos, animations and tutorials) depicting coagulation factors and pathways.Continue Reading

Thrombolytic agents: mechanism of action, indications, contraindications and side effects

Thrombolytic agents are used to lyse already formed blood clots in clinical settings where ischemia may be fatal ( acute mycardial infarction, pulmonary embolism, ischemic stroke, and arterial thrombosis). Very precise indications rule the use of these drugs, which are not free from serious side effects ( bleeding). Outline: Mechanism of action of thrombolytic therapyContinue Reading

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