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A New Era in Secondary Prevention after Acute Coronary Syndrome.
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PMID:  22077849     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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During the past two decades, the use of antiplatelet therapies has been the focus of new studies of secondary prevention after acute coronary syndromes, with more than 75% of patients in contemporary practice treated with dual antiplatelet therapy (aspirin plus a thienopyridine) on hospital discharge.(1) Despite increases in the use of antiplatelet therapies and the development of more potent antiplatelet therapies (prasugrel and ticagrelor), the residual risk of death, myocardial infarction, or stroke up to 1 year after acute coronary syndromes remains high(2),(3) (Table 1). This represents a therapeutic challenge, since the balance between risk (major bleeding) and benefit . . .
Authors:
Matthew T Roe; E Magnus Ohman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-11-13
Journal Detail:
Title:  The New England journal of medicine     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1533-4406     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-11-14     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  0255562     Medline TA:  N Engl J Med     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
From the Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, and Duke Clinical Research Institute, Durham, NC.
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