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Definition / general
- Used to treat myocardial infarction, pulmonary embolism, arterial or venous thrombosis, thrombotic stroke
- Thrombolytic agents include recombinant t-PA, urokinase, streptokinase (only tPA is widely available in the USA)
- Presence of fibrin degradation products and D-dimers, decreased fibrinogen and plasminogen, prolonged thrombin time, PT and PTT