Clot Busters - page 2

Hi all, Just interested what thrombolytics you people are using? I'm in a rural area, 3 hours away from PTCA etc, so of course our first line is thrombolysis. We use Streptokinase (unless... Read More

  1. by   augigi
    tPA (Alteplase)
  2. by   gwenith
    We use Metalyse a lot here, except of course on non-englishe speaking people who will be the ones getting the streptokinase - leaving it up to us to try to explain that they must not have it again for 2 years
  3. by   shadowflightnurse
    I have done transport nursing for about 6 years. I frequently see Retavase and TNK. Both will still go directly to the cath lab, usually. I remember when I first started nursing, the patients either got thrombolytics OR PTCA, never both. What irritates me is when the cardiologist flat out doesn't want to come in and just says to give them thrombolytics and I'll see them tomorrow. :angryfire