Thrombolytic (or fibrinolytic) treatment breaks up and dissolves thrombi
It is administered intravenously. Its use is associated to a three-fold higher risk of serious bleeding than that of anticoagulants.
This is why, it is only used in patients with a severe pulmonary embolism, at risk of imminent death, and sometimes also in very specific DVT cases.
Thrombolytic treatment is administered intravenously in a single injection or as a slow infusion for a few hours, thereafter, treatment continues with anticoagulants.
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