• Symptomatic subclavian vein thrombosis developed in a patient receiving long-term parenteral nutrition. Serial phlebograms showed progression of venous thrombosis, despite therapy with heparin. Fibrinolytic therapy with streptokinase, monitored in the laboratory by the euglobulin clot lysis time, was strikingly successful and may be the treatment of choice for this condition if certain contraindications are absent.
(Arch Intern Med 140:1370-1371, 1980)
Rubenstein M, Creger WP. Successful Streptokinase Therapy for Catheter-Induced Subclavian Vein Thrombosis. Arch Intern Med. 1980;140(10):1370-1371. doi:10.1001/archinte.1980.00330210118036