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Antiplatelet

Drugs that interfere with platelet function can be classified into 3 categories:

Those that prevent cardiovascular disease (primary prevention), those that treat an acute disease, and those that treat a chronic disease (secondary prevention)

There are both oral (taken by mouth) and intravenous (given through a vein) drugs that inhibit platelet function and are used to treat patients with cardiac and cerebrovascular diseases.

A platelet count of less than 135,000/µL in patients on antiplatelet therapy is predictive of both radiographic and clinical worsening. This is a clinically relevant target intended to help tailor and improve management in patients on antiplatelet therapy.

see Dual antiplatelet therapy

antiplatelet.txt · Last modified: 2016/08/16 10:51 (external edit)