Prolonged antithrombotic pretreatment increased risk for MI or death in unstable coronary syndromes: COMMENTARY

Harrington, Robert A.
March 2004
ACP Journal Club;Mar/Apr2004, Vol. 140 Issue 2, p30
Academic Journal
Over the past decade, much clinical investigation has focused on the best strategies for treating patients with acute coronary syndromes without persistent ST-segment elevation (NSTEACS). Among high-risk patients, early cardiac cadicterization followed by coronary revascularization is now preferred over watchful waiting, where angiography is reserved for those with recurrent ischemia. Recent large randomized trials have shown antiplatelet therapies to be beneficial when given both before and after interventional procedures.


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