Definition of Thrombolytic therapy

1. Noun. Therapy consisting of the administration of a pharmacological agent to cause thrombolysis of an abnormal blood clot.

Generic synonyms: Therapy



Medical Definition of Thrombolytic therapy

1. The use of thrombolytic agents to dissolve blood clots to re-establish blood flow through an occluded vessel. Examples of thrombolytic agents include: urokinase, streptokinase and tissue plasminogen activator (TPA). These agents may be introduced into a vein or selectively into a diseased (blocked) artery using a catheter. (27 Sep 1997)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Thrombolytic Therapy

thrombogenicity
thromboid
thrombokinase
thrombokinases
thrombolectin
thrombolic
thrombolite
thrombolites
thrombolus
thrombolymphangitis
thrombolysis
thrombolytic
thrombolytic agent
thrombolytic medication
thrombolytic therapy (current term)
thrombomodulin
thrombon
thrombonecrosis
thrombopathic syndrome
thrombopathy
thrombopenia
thrombopenias
thrombopenic purpura
thrombophilia
thrombophilias
thrombophilic
thrombophlebitic
thrombophlebitides
thrombophlebitis

Literary usage of Thrombolytic therapy

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Case Studies from the Quality Improvement Support System by David H. Gustafson (1998)
"Yes Prepare to give thrombolytic therapy* Did cardiologist _ return call within J 0 min? Yes Phone consultation* Yes Give thrombolytic therapy No Wait for ..."

2. Proceedings of the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute Symposium on edited by Judith H. LaRosa, Michael J. Horan, Eugene R. Passamani (1996)
"Another hurdle to be jumped with thrombolytic therapy is cost. ... Thrombolytic therapy can potentially be very expensive, with little chance of ..."

3. Identifying Health Technologies That Work: Searching For Evidence by DIANE Publishing Company (1996)
"For example, the percentage of physicians reporting routine use of thrombolytic therapy after heart attack rose from 3 to 68 percent after the release of a ..."

4. Unstable Angina: Diagnosis and Management by Eugene Braunwald (1997)
"A meta-analysis by Duke University staff of recent studies of thrombolytic therapy in unstable angina patients shows no benefit of thrombolysis versus ..."

5. Tools For Evaluating Health Technologies: 5 Background Papers by DIANE Publishing Company (2004)
"At present, therefore, thrombolytic therapy, which can be administered at most emergency care facilities—and in prehospital settings in some areas—can have ..."

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