Increased production of thromboxane A2 by coronary arteries after thrombolysis.

The coronary artery produces large amounts of prostacyclin (PGI2) and a small amount of thromboxane A2 (TXA2); this high PGI2/TXA2 ratio contributes to the antithrombotic properties of the coronary artery. This study was designed to determine whether this ratio changes after coronary artery thrombosis and thrombolysis and accounts for coronary artery… (More)