First they were shown to restore blood flow during a heart attack. Then doctors used them to save the brain during a stroke. Now, physicians have shown that clot-busting drugs (thrombolytics) can save the legs, too, as effectively as invasive surgery. The study, the largest to compare a thrombolytic agent to surgery in patients with arterial blockages in the legs, is published in the April 16 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.
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