Pharmacologic review of thrombolytic agents.

  title={Pharmacologic review of thrombolytic agents.},
  author={Edward M. Kline},
  journal={Critical care nursing clinics of North America},
  volume={2 4},
Thrombolytic therapy has significantly reduced the morbidity and mortality that was once associated with acute myocardial infarction. Because of the substantial benefits associated with this therapy, investigation has intensified in search of the optimal agent or agents. Five agents are currently being investigated individually and in various combinations to determine which agent(s) will outperform the others in terms of reperfusion, patency, mortality reduction, and clinical events. Two of the… CONTINUE READING