Atherothrombosis: epidemiology, pathophysiology, and prevention.

  title={Atherothrombosis: epidemiology, pathophysiology, and prevention.},
  author={Mark A. Munger and David W Hawkins},
  journal={Journal of the American Pharmacists Association : JAPhA},
  volume={44 2 Suppl 1},
  pages={S5-12; quiz S12-3}
OBJECTIVES To review the pathophysiology of atherothrombosis (atherosclerosis with superimposed platelet-rich thrombus formation) and the measures that can be taken to prevent its clinical sequelae through lifestyle modifications and pharmacotherapy, with emphasis on the role of antiplatelet agents. DATA SOURCES Recent (1995-2003) published scientific literature, as identified by the authors through Medline searches using the terms atherothrombosis, pathophysiology, risk factors, prevention… CONTINUE READING