Seaman, Arthur J.; Common, Herbert H.; Rösch, Josef; Dotter, Charles T.; Porter, John M.; Lindell, Thomas D.; Lawler, William L.; Schlueter, William J.
October 1976
Angiology;Oct1976, Vol. 27 Issue 10, p549
Academic Journal
Randomly assigned streptokinase or heparin therapy was studied in 50 patients with deep vein thrombosis of less than 2 weeks' duration. Venography was performed prior to therapy, after 3 days, and after 10 days. Two radiologists who were unaware of the patient's therapy compiled a single average lytic score for each patient at each time interval. Lysis of venous thrombi was significantly greater with streptokinase than with heparin after 3 days, but not after 10 days of treatment. Lytic scores achieved with streptokinase were significantly better than those achieved with heparin therapy (P < .01) in male patients who were symptomatic for 3 days or less. In females, regardless of the duration of symptoms, thrombolytic results obtained with streptokinase were not significantly different than results obtained with heparin.


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