Reduced fibrinolytic potential in patients with arterial occlusive disease (AOD) in comparison with normal subjects.

Abstract

When combining angioplasty and local lysis with urokinase (UK) in treatment of peripheral arterial occlusions we have observed marked differences in the individual patient's response irrespective of the age of the thrombus. The extensive arteriosclerotic changes revealed by angiography in some of these patients suggest a reduced fibrinolytic potential… (More)

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