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Clopidogrel: The Data, the Experience, and the Controversies.
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PMID:  23057989     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Dual antiplatelet therapy with acetylsalicylic acid (aspirin) and clopidogrel is a guideline-recommended standard of care for patients with acute coronary syndromes (ACS) and those who undergo percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). Despite a large body of clinical evidence obtained from randomized clinical trials and patient registries supporting the efficacy and safety of aspirin plus clopidogrel therapy in these patients, questions concerning the optimal use of dual antiplatelet therapy remain. Widely debated topics pertaining to dual antiplatelet therapy in patients with ACS or undergoing PCI include (i) the appropriate clopidogrel loading dose; (ii) the optimal time to initiate the clopidogrel loading dose; (iii) the optimal duration of dual antiplatelet therapy following ACS or PCI; (iv) impact of variability of platelet response on patient outcomes; and (v) the role of other recommended and emerging P2Y(12) antagonists. This review discusses these ongoing controversies regarding the optimal use of dual antiplatelet therapy with aspirin and clopidogrel in patients with ACS or those undergoing PCI.
Saihari Sadanandan; Inder M Singh
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-10-11
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of cardiovascular drugs : drugs, devices, and other interventions     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1179-187X     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Cardiovasc Drugs     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-10-12     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100967755     Medline TA:  Am J Cardiovasc Drugs     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Indiana University Health, Indianapolis, IN, USA.
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