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In countries where patients do not have rapid access to catheterisation, streptokinase is still important - Peter Sleight

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Clot Busters - Discovery of Thrombolytic Therapy for Heart Attack and Stroke

What do the search for antibiotics in the 1930s, the discovery of the double helix in the 1950s, and an extremely aggressive case of melanoma skin cancer in the 1970s have in common? They all contributed a piece of the puzzle to a breakthrough treatment for heart attacks and the most common form of stroke.

That treatment, a class of “clot busting drugs” called thrombolytics, has saved untold lives. Yet as in so much of science, the introduction of thrombolytics took a long, circuitous route, with both head-scratching bewilderment and “aha!” moments along thway. The emerging, disparate pieces did not appear to belong to the same puzzle, much less to one pertaining to the heart or…

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