Drug and gene delivery and enhancement of thrombolysis using ultrasound and microbubbles.

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This article reviews some important characteristics of microbubbles that give them therapeutic properties. It discusses the use of microbubbles and ultrasound for targeted delivery of adenovirus and nonviral vectors to myocytes and endothelial cells and for the dissolution of thrombus or potentiation of fibrinolytic agents for acutely thrombosed vessels… (More)

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