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Following activation by the tissue factor or contact activation pathways, the coagulation cascade is held in a pro-thrombotic state by the continued activation of factors VIII and IX to form the tenase complex. The tenase complex forms on a phospholipid surface in the presence of calcium and is responsible for the activation of factor X, which initiates the ﬁnal common pathway. Cofactors To ensure that the coagulation cascade functions correctly, certain substances must be present in sufﬁcient quantities.
Increased ﬁbrin speciﬁcity appears to play a signiﬁcant role in differentiating between them. , 2006). Evidence suggests that tenecteplase restores patency to the artery more quickly and effectively than other ﬁbrinolytic drugs (Potts, 2006). National guidelines recommend that eligible patients receive thrombolysis within 60 minutes of calling for help (call-to-needle time) and within 20 minutes of arriving in hospital (door-to-needle time) (DH, 2000). In order to meet the recommended door-to-needle time, prompt assessment of patients presenting with chest pain is required.
The heart requires an oxygen-rich supply of blood as the myocardium of the left ventricle extracts approximately 75% of the oxygen supplied by the coronary arteries at rest (Green and Tagney, 2007). Hypoxia induces a rapid shift from aerobic to anaerobic metabolism. Although anaerobic metabolism produces some energy (in the form of ATP), it is insufﬁcient to maintain homeostasis of the myocardial cells. This shift results in increased intracellular hydrogen ions and accumulation of lactic acid.