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Can thrombolysis “cause” an embolism?

Thrombolysis is regularly given to patients with DVT or brain infarctions, I wonder if this is always risk-free? If we have a massive cartoid thrombosis, for instance, would treatment with ...
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Protocol for prior complications prior to a surgery

Consider the following scenario: A patient undergoes a surgical procedure (say, total knee arthroscopy). A few days later, the patient is readmitted for a complication, such as a pulmonary embolism ...