Thrombolytics for Heart Attack and Unstable Angina
How It Works
Thrombolytics are used to treat some people who are having a Reference heart attack Opens New Window. They are typically given in a vein (intravenously, or IV). These drugs dissolve or break up blood clots that are blocking blood flow through a coronary artery. Clots cause most heart attacks.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: April 29, 2011|
|Medical Review:||Reference Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
Reference E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Reference Stephen Fort, MD, MRCP, FRCPC - Interventional Cardiology