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Circadian variation in thrombolysis efficacy : Streptokinase works best in the evenings !

Posted Jun 22 2009 11:52am

In  thrombolysis  of  STEMI ,  there is a   less  published ,  but   interesting observation . It is  often noted , variation  in the efficacy of streptokinase according to the time it was administered.It was most effective in the evenings and least effective in the early morning hours. The mechanism  is thought to be  due to  ,  pineal gland driven   endocrine   spikes    ,  that result in  a  less pronounced  progoagulant activity in the evening hours.    There could be a therapeutic significance for this phenomenon.

The following paper was presented as an abstract in the cardiological society of India annual scientific sessions in New Delhi in 1999.

CIRCADIAN

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