Title

Antiplatelet therapy and platelet function testing

UMMS Affiliation

Department of Pediatrics

Date

3-2008

Document Type

Article

Medical Subject Headings

Acute Coronary Syndrome; Angioplasty, Balloon, Coronary; Blood Platelets; *Drug Resistance; Humans; Platelet Aggregation Inhibitors; *Platelet Function Tests; Stents; Thrombosis; Treatment Outcome

Disciplines

Hematology | Oncology | Pediatrics

Abstract

Conclusion: The use of combination antiplatelet therapy with aspirin (ASA) and a thienopyridine has resulted in improved clinical outcomes in patients with acute coronary syndromes (ACS) and in those who undergo percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI). The most appropriate dose of thienopyridine therapy and its optimal duration of pretreatment and administration post-PCI remain unknown. ...

Rights and Permissions

Citation: Clin Cardiol. 2008 Mar;31(3 Suppl 1):I36. doi 10.1002/clc.20371

Related Resources

Link to article in PubMed

PubMed ID

18481821