Vorapaxar in the secondary prevention of atherothrombotic events.

  title={Vorapaxar in the secondary prevention of atherothrombotic events.},
  author={David A. Morrow and Eugene Braunwald and Marc P. Bonaca and Sebasti{\'a}n Francisco Ameriso and Anthony John Dalby and Mary Polly Fish and Keith A. A. Fox and Leslie J Lipka and Xuan Liu and Jos{\'e} Carlos Nicolau and Antonius Oude Ophuis and Ernesto A. C. Paolasso and Benjamin M. Scirica and Jindrich Spinar and Pierre Th{\'e}roux and Stephen D. Wiviott and John T. Strony and Sabina A. Murphy},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  volume={366 15},
BACKGROUND Thrombin potently activates platelets through the protease-activated receptor PAR-1. Vorapaxar is a novel antiplatelet agent that selectively inhibits the cellular actions of thrombin through antagonism of PAR-1. METHODS We randomly assigned 26,449 patients who had a history of myocardial infarction, ischemic stroke, or peripheral arterial disease to receive vorapaxar (2.5 mg daily) or matching placebo and followed them for a median of 30 months. The primary efficacy end point was… CONTINUE READING
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