Better option In one of several studies, stroke patients randomly assigned to get a clot-removal procedure in addition to a standard clot-dissolving drug
(tPA) did better three months later than those treated with the drug alone.
Over an 8-year period, 36 patients were treated with catheter-directed thrombolysis (CDT) using the clot-dissolving drug
A clot-dissolving drug
(t-PA) that might benefit 35 to 45 percent of people who have had an ischemic stroke, is being used on only two to three percent three years after the drug's FDA approval, asserts Mark J.
All patients were ineligible for a clot-dissolving drug
Analysts estimate that the clot-dissolving drug
(SN: 1/17/87, p.
In the USA, the only therapy currently approved by the FDA is the intravenous infusion of a clot-dissolving drug
In addition, patients studied in the Multi MERCI trial could be ineligible for or had failed treatment with a clot-dissolving drug
Federal approval of the clot-dissolving drug
called tissue plasminogen activator, or tPA--announced just before researchers and clinicians gathered in Anaheim--made a big splash among cardiac physicians and economic analysts aware of the drug's potential market (SN: 11/21/87, p.
The trial included patients who were ineligible for or had failed treatment with a clot-dissolving drug
The "rapid lysis" technique combines a clot-dissolving drug
with a clot removal device, thus improving the breaking up and dissolving of the clot, which is then vacuumed out of the vein and into the catheter, nonsurgically clearing away the deep vein thrombosis (DVT).
com/mnr/SIR/27024/ -- DVT Treatment - A new treatment for deep vein thrombosis (DVT) combines a clot-dissolving drug
with a clot removal device, thus improving the breaking up and dissolving of a clot, which is then vacuumed out of the vein and into a catheter.
To explore this hypothesis, the clot-dissolving drug
rt-PA is currently being administered in patients.