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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Previous studies have shown that proper PPI use can prevent about 80 percent of gastrointestinal bleeds caused by antiplatelets.
Presence of periodontitis could thus enable risk stratification of patients who are more likely to develop hemorrhage while receiving antiplatelets to ensure a higher index of suspicion and prompt appropriate hemostatic measures.
Key words: Aspirin, Antiplatelet therapy, Bleeding, Dental extraction
Patients typically receive a combination of antiplatelets and parenteral anticoagulants in the acute phase only.
Antiplatelets are agents that prevent blood platelets from aggregating;
By state, the proportion of patients who received antiplatelets or anticoagulants ranged from a low of 38% to a high of 76%.
Optimal Use of Cardiovascular Medications Drug % Optimal Relative Risk # Lives Class % Using Use Reduction Saved/Year ACE 50 80 17 30,600 Statins 50 70 23 27,600 Antiplatelets 75 90 15 13,500 Beta-blockers 75 85 21 12,600 84,300 Source: Dr.