Fibrinolysis is a normal body process that keeps naturally occurring
Primary fibrinolysis refers to the normal breakdown of clots.
Secondary fibrinolysis is the breakdown of blood clots due to a medical disorder, medicine, or other cause. This may cause severe bleeding.
Primary fibrinolysis; Secondary fibrinolysis
Causes, incidence, and risk factors
Blood clots form on a protein called fibrin. The breakdown of fibrin (fibrinolysis) can increase under certain conditions, such as:
Low blood sugar
Not enough oxygen to tissues
Sometimes, medicines may be given to help blood clots breakdown more quickly. For example, if a blood clot causes a heart attack.