Thrombolytic agents: balancing cost, efficacy, and side effects.

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Balancing the benefits, risks, and cost of thrombolytic treatment is a complex issue which depends considerably upon the variable threat of the thrombus to organ physiology and patient survival. For example, after deep vein thrombosis (DVT), the major risk is long-term disability due to the postphlebitic syndrome, while in pulmonary embolism (PE) patients… (More)

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