Fibrinolysis is an essential part of hemostasis and restores blood flow through blood vessels after vascular scarring. The activation of the fibrinolytic process favors the elimination of fibrin clots and is a process that requires close regulation to avoid premature destruction of the clots before the vascular wall has completely healed.
In the animation the process of normal fibrinolysis is reviewed and the mechanisms of the drugs used to eliminate pathological fibrin clots are illustrated. The process of hemostasis involves the formation of insoluble fibrin clots at the site of vascular injury. These fibrin clots prevent bleeding in injured vessels until the vascular wall has had time to repair the
damage.Once the vascular damage has been repaired, fibrin clots must be dissolved to restore normal blood flow. The elimination of undesirable fibrin clots is carried out by the action of the fibrinolytic system.