Immediate hemodynamic effects of thrombolytic therapy on the ischemic myocardium.


Thrombolytic agents are used to restore coronary artery perfusion and limit the size of a myocardial infarction. The systemic effects of these drugs, streptokinase (SK), urokinase (UK), and recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (rtPA), have been studied extensively. Although their effects on rheology and late myocardial performance have been well… (More)


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