Antiplatelet drug


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Antiplatelet drug

Drug that inhibits platelets from aggregating to form a plug. They are used to prevent clotting and alter the natural course of atherosclerosis.
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Efforts to improve aspirin have focused primarily on combining aspirin with another antiplatelet drug or replacing aspirin with another antiplatelet drug, but this has had only limited success," said Eikelboom.
A mathematical model has been developed for studying steady and unsteady blood flow through the abdominal aortic stenosed vessel under different density variations due to antiplatelet drug.
A partial list of current unmet medical needs Selection & Monitoring Efficacy of Antiplatelet Drugs (Personalized or Precision Medicine) Genomic Response Classification (hypo, normo, hyer responder) Monitoring Dual Anti Platelet Therapy Verifying Patient Compliance with Drug Therapy Assessing Residual Platelet Reactivity Risk Assessments (Bleeding, Thrombosis) Activity in Oncology and Infectious Disease Patients Table 3.
The results from the above study thus reflect a need for more specific antiplatelet treatment regimens especially in diabetic subjects, which may include more potent agents or a combination with other antiplatelet drugs.
CILOSTAZOL (PLETAL): is an antiplatelet drug with vasodilatation properties; it is approved for use in intermittent claudication where there is no pain at rest and no tissue necrosis.
An improved understanding of the underlying mechanisms involved in thrombogenesis has paved the way for further development of newer antiplatelet drug therapies.
Aspirin is an effective antiplatelet drug for preventing thrombo-embolic vascular events.
Aspirin combined with the antiplatelet drug clopidogrel is no better than aspirin alone for stroke prevention in people with a history of lacunar strokes, and the combination carries a greater risk of gastrointestinal bleeding, according to results of a trial funded by the National Institutes of Health.
Brilinta is an oral antiplatelet drug indicated to reduce the risk of heart attacks and cardiovascular death in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS).
If you've had a heart attack or chest pain at rest, your doctor may prescribe an antiplatelet drug such as clopidogrel (Plavix)--often in combination with aspirin--to prevent blood clots that could trigger cardiovascular events.
Clopidogrel is a standard antiplatelet drug for people recently treated for heart problems.