Oral antiplatelet drugs, aspirin and clopidogrel (Plavix), are prescribed in combination with warfarin and enoxaparin to prevent secondary thrombosis, (6) while the intravenous platelet inhibitors eptifibatide (Integrelin), abciximab (Rheopro), and tirofiban (Aggrastat) are used during PCI to maintain patency.
Antiplatelet agents aspirin, clopidogrel (Plavix) eptifibatide (Integrelin), abciximab (Rheopro) and tirofiban (Aggrastat)
Before that, a virtually identical Ultegra unit was already on the market with an indication for measuring platelet responses to IIB/IIIa inhibitors, such as abciximab and integrelin
. The Ultegra device sells for about $5,000.
Angioplasty patients at 100 Top hospitals were significantly more likely to be treated with stents and expensive new drugs like Reopro and Integrelin
than their counterparts at average hospitals, Chenoweth quotes still another Solucient data analysis.
Refining the treatment of women with unstable angina: a randomized, double-blind, comparative safety and efficacy evaluation of Integrelin
versus aspirin in the management of unstable angina.
(a) Abciximab (c7E3) Chimeric compound RGD (b) sequence Kistrin Echistatin Cyclic peptides Integrelin