Combining antiplatelet and anticoagulant therapies.

  title={Combining antiplatelet and anticoagulant therapies.},
  author={David R. Holmes and Dean J Kereiakes and Neal S. Kleiman and David J Moliterno and Giuseppe Patti and Cindy Lee Grines},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Cardiology},
  volume={54 2},
Antiplatelet therapy is the cornerstone for both primary and secondary prevention therapies for ischemic events resulting from coronary atherosclerotic disease. Dual antiplatelet therapy (aspirin plus a thienopyridine, usually clopidogrel) has assumed a central role in the treatment of acute coronary syndromes and after coronary stent deployment. In addition to antiplatelet therapy, anticoagulant therapy might be indicated for stroke prevention in a variety of conditions that include atrial… CONTINUE READING
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