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Current status and prospects of antiplatelet therapy in percutaneous coronary intervention in Japan: Focus on adenosine diphosphate receptor inhibitors.
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PMID:  21530174     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Dual antiplatelet therapy with aspirin and clopidogrel is routinely used to prevent thrombotic events in patients with acute coronary syndrome undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in Japan. However, these agents have various limitations and some patients will experience further cardiovascular events. The purpose of this article is to review the antiplatelet agents currently used in patients undergoing PCI in Japan, to discuss the issues and limitations associated with these antiplatelet agents, and to characterize new antiplatelet agents currently under investigation in Japan. Particular emphasis is placed on the novel thienopyridine prasugrel, and the potential this drug has for overcoming the issues associated with other antiplatelet agents.
Hisao Ogawa; Seiji Hokimoto; Koichi Kaikita; Koichiro Yamamoto; Tadasuke Chitose; Takamichi Ono; Kenichi Tsujita
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-4-27
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of cardiology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1876-4738     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-5-2     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8804703     Medline TA:  J Cardiol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2011. Published by Elsevier Ltd.
Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kumamoto University, Kumamoto, Japan.
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