Current status of oral antiplatelet therapies

Alex Hobson and Nick Curzen

in Oxford Textbook of Interventional Cardiology

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ISBN: 9780199569083
Published online July 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199697816 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Textbooks

Current status of oral antiplatelet therapies

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This chapter summarizes the current guidelines for antiplatelet drugs in the context of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI); medications at our disposal, and we will attempt to answer these questions using the evidence that is currently available. We highlight some of these issues by discussing our management of a complex clinical case. In addition we will consider to what extent technologies, pharmaceuticals, and management strategies may alter in the near future.

Chapter.  10094 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Radiology ; Cardiovascular Medicine

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