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Act in Time to Heart Attack Signs

Thrombolytic Therapy

"Thrombolytic" or "clot-busting" therapy is used to stop a heart attack in its tracks. The drugs prevent or limit heart muscle damage by dissolving clots that block an artery. This opens up the artery and restores the blood flow.

Clot-busting drugs must be given immediately after heart attack symptoms begin. The sooner they are started, the more good they do-and the greater the chances are of a full recovery. To be most effective, they need to be given within 1 hour of the start of heart attack symptoms.


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