Thrombolysis: Peripheral Arterial Applications

  • Carlos E. Donayre
  • Kenneth Ouriel


Vascular surgeons have been able to perform complex revascularization procedures by relying on pharmacologic advances. The discovery of heparin by Jay McLean made this possible. The ability to dissolve occluding thrombus by activating the thrombolytic system with a variety of agents is currently being pursued to reestablish blood flow to an ischemic vascular bed, with the hope of achieving greater long-term clinical success and lower operative mortality.


Thrombolytic Therapy Popliteal Artery Thrombolytic Agent Amputation Rate Anterior Tibial Artery 
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