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Title: Coronary thrombolysis in dogs with intravenously administered human pro-urokinase
Authors: Collen, Desire ×
Stump, D
Van de Werf, Frans
Jang, I K
Nobuhara, M
Lijnen, Roger #
Issue Date: Aug-1985
Series Title: Circulation vol:72 issue:2 pages:384-388
Abstract: Coronary thrombolysis was induced by infusion of highly purified human pro-urokinase isolated from a transformed kidney cell line (ACHN) or by infusion of urokinase of urinary origin in anesthetized dogs with 1-hr-old clots in the left anterior descending coronary artery. The clots were induced with a copper coil and thrombolysis was detected by repeat coronary angiography. Intravenous infusion of pro-urokinase at a rate of 10 micrograms/kg/min for 30 min in two dogs did not induce thrombolysis, which was only obtained after 8 and 15 min of its subsequent intracoronary administration. Intravenous infusion of pro-urokinase at a rate of 20 micrograms/kg/min for 30 min in four dogs induced coronary thrombolysis within 23 +/- 2 min (mean +/- SEM). This was not associated with systemic fibrinolytic activation because the alpha 2-antiplasmin and fibrinogen levels did not decrease. Intravenous infusion of urokinase at a rate of 10 micrograms/kg/min for 30 min elicited thrombolysis in four of seven dogs within an average of 19 +/- 2 min. In the other three dogs thrombolysis was only obtained within 11 +/- 3 min of its subsequent intracoronary infusion. Administration of urokinase was associated with systemic fibrinolytic activation as evidenced by a decrease of alpha 2-antiplasmin to about 10% and of fibrinogen to 43 +/- 13% of the preinfusion value. It is concluded that intravenous infusion of pro-urokinase at a sufficiently high rate produces coronary thrombolysis without systemic fibrinolysis in dogs.
ISSN: 0009-7322
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Molecular and Vascular Biology
Cardiology
× corresponding author
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