Optimizing antiplatelet therapy in coronary interventions.

  title={Optimizing antiplatelet therapy in coronary interventions.},
  author={Spencer B. King},
  journal={Clinical cardiology},
  volume={23 Suppl 6},
Percutaneous coronary intervention has had a dramatic impact on the current practice of cardiology. One of its important limitations, however, is the potential for producing unfavorable outcomes such as acute coronary closure following angioplasty or atherectomy or subacute thrombosis following stent implantation. These complications may lead to death, myocardial infarction, or the need for urgent bypass surgery. One mechanism underlying these clinical events is platelet-mediated thrombosis due… CONTINUE READING
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