In this lesson, we learn how to explain thrombolytic therapy for stroke in Spanish. In future lessons, we will go over contraindications and risks.

Luis Almeida joins us from Venezuela to help us with the Spanish for this lesson.

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We have a drug called a thrombolytic.


Tenemos un tipo de medicamento que se llama trombolítico.

los trombolíticos

It dissolves the clot in your brain.


Este medicamento disuelve rápidamente el coágulo que está bloqueando una arteria en su cerebro.

to dissolve

the clot
el coágulo

to block or obstruct

la arteria

el cerebro

Our objective

Restore blood flow to the brain


Nuestro objetivo es restablecer el flujo de sangre y oxígeno a las células del cerebro y a su vez, limitar el daño y la discapacidad que usted sufra.

goal or objective
el objetivo

to restore

blood flow
el flujo de sangre

el oxígeno

las células

Limit disability


Y a su vez, limitar el daño y la discapacidad que usted sufra.

in turn
a su vez

harm or damage
el daño

la discapacidad

It must be administered ASAP. 


Es muy importante que le administremos este medicamento lo más pronto posible.

to administer
administrar, aplicar

as soon as possible
lo más pronto posible

It is administered by IV.


Se le aplica este medicamento trombolítico (por la vena) por vía intravenosa.

por vía intravenosa

to administer
aplicar, administrar

I am going to ask you some questions.

Antes de administrarle el medicamento, le voy a hacer algunas preguntas.

In the next member lesson, we’ll practice asking questions about absolute contraindications for thrombolytics in Spanish. In a future lesson, we will explain the risk of thrombolytics

Related Lessons

This lesson introduces a new chapter on the Treatment of Stroke in the Stroke Module of our Spanish for Emergencies Course. 

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