Awesome! Lots of possible future uses.
Odd trivia about blood clots. It’s long been known that NSAIDs, like aspirin, Tylenol, and other pain relievers can has a mild, erosive effect on clots.
But there is a subgroup of NSAIDs, called Cox-2 inhibitors, that target chronic pain only, like arthritis. The two most popular of these were Vioxx and still Celebrex.
But Vioxx has been banned because of a side effect. Like other NSAIDs, it had a mildly erosive effect on arterial plaque. But in combination with any other NSAID with an erosive effect, it was like Drano.
Big chunks of arterial plaque would break free in the blood stream. And that is not good.
Fortunately, Celebrex does not have this problem.
In any event, there is the same problem with blood clots. Whatever you use to break them up has to do so very slowly.
innovation will start going down the tubes w obamascare
Does this mean only one shot will be necessary to destroy the blood clots?
I hope so. (Anyone who’s ever had to give themselves daily Enoxaparin shots in the stomach knows what I mean - ouch!)
I thought we already had clot buster shots? I remember being in the ER with a P.E. and that being suggested and that was back in 2003. They went with Heparin instead.