Acute limb deterioration during intra-arterial thrombolysis.

  title={Acute limb deterioration during intra-arterial thrombolysis.},
  author={Robert B. Galland and Jonothan J Earnshaw and Roger N. Baird and R J Lonsdale and Brian R. Hopkinson and A. E. B. Giddings and Karin J. Dawson and George H. Hamilton},
  journal={The British journal of surgery},
  volume={80 9},
Approximately 12 per cent of limbs undergoing intra-arterial thrombolysis (IAT) develop distal embolism or extension of thrombus during the procedure. These are usually of little clinical consequence and can be treated by increasing the rate of administration of the lytic agent. However, in some patients the clinical condition of the limb deteriorates rapidly. In an attempt to define the incidence of acute limb deterioration during IAT, information was collected from five centres in the UK with… CONTINUE READING