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2011-09-27 09:29:49

Heart attack patients taking selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) in combination with antiplatelet therapy -- acetylsalicylic acid (ASA), clopidogrel or both (dual antiplatelet therapy) -- are at higher risk of bleeding than patients taking ASA alone, according to a study in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) (pre-embargo link only) http://www.cmaj.ca/site/embargo/cmaj100912.pdf. Antiplatelet therapy is commonly prescribed for patients who have had heart attacks to...

2011-09-20 22:37:23

Among patients with acute coronary syndromes undergoing a procedure such as angioplasty, those who received platelet function tests before receiving antithrombotic therapy to determine appropriate clopidogrel dosing and who had high residual platelet reactivity (platelets resistant to antithrombotic therapy) were at an increased risk of an ischemic event at short- and long-term follow-up of up to 2 years, according to a study in the September 21 issue of JAMA. Several studies have shown...

2010-05-18 07:30:00

SAN DIEGO, May 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Accumetrics, Inc., a privately-held developer and marketer of the VerifyNow System, the first rapid and easy-to-use diagnostic system for measuring platelet reactivity to multiple antiplatelet agents, announced today that the company has signed a new agreement with Medico's Hirata for distribution of its VerifyNow System in Japan. The VerifyNow System helps physicians assess patients' response to all major antiplatelet therapies such as aspirin,...

2009-12-08 19:12:02

According to a new guideline from the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) regarding the management of antithrombotic agents for endoscopy, aspirin and/or NSAIDs may be continued for all elective endoscopic procedures. When high-risk procedures are planned, clinicians may elect to discontinue aspirin and/or NSAIDs for five to seven days before the procedure, depending on the underlying indication for antiplatelet therapy. For patients on temporary anticoagulation therapy...

2009-11-10 14:24:13

Meta-analysis of major clinical trials finds similar therapeutic benefits and risks of clopidogrel across wide spectrum of cardiovascular disease A new study, published in the November 17, 2009, issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, adds to a growing body of research seeking to evaluate and understand possible sex differences associated with antiplatelet therapies. This study"”the first to look at the impact of clopidogrel, one of the most frequently prescribed...

2009-05-07 08:47:52

Proton pump inhibitors interfere with anti-clotting protection of clopidogrel The anti-clotting action of the medication clopidogrel (Plavix) can be compromised by common drugs for the treatment of heartburn and ulcers resulting in a roughly 50% increase in the combined risk of hospitalization for heart attack, stroke and other serious cardiovascular illnesses, according to a new study presented yesterday at the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) 32nd Annual...

2009-05-06 23:39:13

The anti-clotting action of the medication clopidogrel -- Plavix -- can be compromised by common drugs for the treatment of heartburn, U.S. researchers said. Principal investigator Eric J. Stanek of Medco Health Solutions in Franklin Lakes, N.J., said the study specifically focused on the effects of proton pump inhibitors -- omeprazole or Prilosec; esomeprazole or Nexium; pantoprazole or Protonix; and lansoprazole or Prevacid. Together those drugs accounted for about 96 percent of proton...

2008-07-22 21:00:16

By Jeanine Kendle Plavix (clopidogrel) is a fairly well-known drug with considerable media coverage for cardiac conditions to prevent platelet (blood cell component) aggregation (sticking/clumping together). There is developing concerns regarding the use of Plavix and aspirin resistance, as well as a concern that up to 30 percent of patients do not respond to Plavix. These concerns have prompted researchers to continually look for better antiplatelet -- decrease blood cell...


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cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
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