Pulse-spray treatment of subclavian and jugular venous thrombi with recombinant tissue plasminogen activator.

PURPOSE To evaluate the efficacy of recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (rtPA) injected by pulse-spray in lysing subclavian and jugular venous thrombi. MATERIALS AND METHODS Twelve patients with symptomatic, venogram-confirmed, occlusive thrombi of the subclavian-axillary or jugular veins were treated with one or two daily 15-minute injections of… CONTINUE READING