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Multiple Microemboli After Disintegration Of Clot During Thrombolysis For Acute Myocardial Infarction
P. J. Stafford, C. J. L. Strachan, R. Vincent and D. A. Chamberlain
BMJ: British Medical Journal
Vol. 299, No. 6711 (Nov. 25, 1989), pp. 1310-1312
Published by: BMJ
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/29706114
Page Count: 3
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Seven of 475 consecutive patients treated with thrombolysis for acute myocardial infarction had severe embolic complications that were believed to be caused by disintegration of pre-existing clot. Three patients had symptoms that persisted for many weeks, and five died. Any potential site of pre-existing blood clot within the vascular system, notably an enlarged left atrium, ventricular aneurysm, or aortic aneurysms, should be regarded as a contraindication to treatment with thrombolytic agents.
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