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What is Arterial Thrombolysis?
Thrombolysis and Thrombectomy are both catheter based techniques used to restore blood flow to specific areas starved of blood due to a blood clot.
Thrombolysis is reserved for high clot burden with risk of migration to vital areas that can be life threatening. A powerful blood thinner (tPA) is administered locally within the clot to soften and rapidly dissolve the obstruction. Specialized enhanced catheters (EKOS) facilitate break-up of the clot by delivered high frequency ultrasound waves to enhance drug dispersion to disrupt covalent blonds.