TITLE

Antithrombotic efficacy and excess bleeding: a fine balance

AUTHOR(S)
Rao, A. Koneti
PUB. DATE
June 2008
SOURCE
Cardiology Today;Jun2008, Vol. 11 Issue 6, p31
SOURCE TYPE
Newspaper
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the effects of using adenosine diphosphate (ADP) P2Y 12 antagonist agent prasugrel in patients with acute coronary syndromes as shown in a trial. Compared to clopidogrel, the prasugrel consistently and largely inhibits ADP, decreases primary endpoint that causes deaths, and decreases rates of myocardial infarction (MI). Despite these results, the prasugrel increases bleeding events in the prasugrel group. It also discusses several risks associated with excess bleeding.
ACCESSION #
33119552

 

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