clot buster

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Noun1.clot buster - a kind of pharmaceutical that can break up clots blocking the flow of blood to the heart muscle
pharmaceutic, pharmaceutical - drug or medicine that is prepared or dispensed in pharmacies and used in medical treatment
Activase, tissue plasminogen activator - a thrombolytic agent (trade name Activase) that causes fibrinolysis at the site of a blood clot; used in treating acute myocardial infarction
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Developing clot buster drugs is remarkable as it covers the whole inventor/ innovation chain from economically robust process development to obtain affordable modern drugs to internationally competitive blockbusters," Director General CSIR Prof Samir K.
The hope is that by the introduction of this drug the overall price the overall price of the clot buster drugs will go down.
I've read that clot buster therapy for stroke can worsen the situation if the stroke is due to bleeding in the brain rather than a clot.
Dr Anton van Dellen, a throm-bolysis expert from Staffordshire Ambulance Service, said: "This clot buster drug helps save lives of heart attack victims and the only time I would recommend not giving it is when a patient is going to a hospital that can do a special angioplasty operation within an hour of the attack.
If you're going to give a clot buster, you've got to know the size and position of the lesion.
Some cardiologists used only TPA--an expensive clot buster.
Despite previous indications that the clot buster can be dangerous when administered more than a few hours after a stroke, several researchers now believe it could prove safe and immensely useful if given earlier.
But, he says, given human-activated protein C's failure to disolve clots in monkeys, the protein holds more promise as a clot preventer than as a clot buster.