Relationship between postoperative clopidogrel use and subsequent angiographic and clinical outcomes following coronary artery bypass grafting

@article{Williams2013RelationshipBP,
  title={Relationship between postoperative clopidogrel use and subsequent angiographic and clinical outcomes following coronary artery bypass grafting},
  author={John Burgess Williams and Renato D Lopes and Gail E. Hafley and Jr. T. Bruce Ferguson and Michael P. Mack and C Michael Gibson and Robert A. Harrington and Erin Sullivan Peterson and Peter K. Smith and R. H. Mehta and John Alexander},
  journal={Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis},
  year={2013},
  volume={36},
  pages={384-393}
}
Dual antiplatelet therapy with both aspirin and clopidogrel is increasingly used after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG); however, little is known about the safety or efficacy. We sought to determine the relationship between postoperative clopidogrel and clinical and angiographic outcomes following CABG. We evaluated 3,014 patients from PREVENT IV who underwent CABG at 107 US sites. Postoperative antiplatelet therapy was left to physician discretion. Risk-adjusted angiographic and clinical… CONTINUE READING
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