Chapter 38. Pharmacologic Intervention: Thrombolytic Therapy

  1. Rodney A. White MD1 and
  2. Larry H. Hollier MD2
  1. Anthony J. Comerota,
  2. A. Koneti Rao and
  3. Mohammad H. Eslami

Published Online: 4 OCT 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470987094.ch38

Vascular Surgery: Basic Science and Clinical Correlations, Second Edition

Vascular Surgery: Basic Science and Clinical Correlations, Second Edition

How to Cite

Comerota, A. J., Rao, A. K. and Eslami, M. H. (2007) Pharmacologic Intervention: Thrombolytic Therapy, in Vascular Surgery: Basic Science and Clinical Correlations, Second Edition (eds R. A. White and L. H. Hollier), Blackwell Publishing, Malden, Massachusetts, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470987094.ch38

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Professor of Surgery, UCLA School of Medicine, Chief, Division of Vascular Surgery, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, California

  2. 2

    Dean, Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans, New Orleans, Louisiana

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 4 OCT 2007
  2. Published Print: 15 MAR 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405122023

Online ISBN: 9780470987094

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Keywords:

  • fibrinolytic system;
  • plasminogen;
  • streptokinase;
  • urokinase (UK);
  • tissue plasminogen activator

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The fibrinolytic system

  • Plasminogen

  • Plasmin

  • Inhibitors

  • Breakdown products of fibrinolysis

  • Plasminogen activators

  • Streptokinase

  • Urokinase

  • Tissue plasminogen activator

  • Prourokinase

  • Acylated plasminogen-strepokinase activator complex

  • Recombinant tissue plasminogen activator

  • Indications for clinical use

  • Summary