Blood clot disruption in vitro using shockwaves delivered by an extracorporeal generator after pre-exposure to lytic agent.


The standard methods for recanalyzing thrombosed vessels are vascular stenting or administration of thrombolytic drugs. However, these methods suffer from uncertain success rate and side-effects. Therefore, minimally-invasive ultrasound methods have been investigated. In this article, we propose to use shockwaves after pre-exposure to fibrinolytic agent for… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.ultrasmedbio.2008.11.016