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Anti-Platelet and Anti-Thrombotic Therapy Post-AMI 

Anti-Platelet and Anti-Thrombotic Therapy Post-AMI
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Anti-Platelet and Anti-Thrombotic Therapy Post-AMI
Author(s):

Dana Dawson

and Keith Fox

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199544769.003.0004
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date: 21 February 2018

Acute coronary syndromes (ACS) encompass a spectrum of presentations which include unstable angina, non-ST-elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI or NSTE-ACS), and ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI or STE-ACS)

Anti-platelet and anti-thrombotic agents are administered as ancillary therapy to myocardial reperfusion in patients presenting with an acute coronary syndrome, to maintain the patency of the infarct-related coronary artery

More specific and potent inhibitors of platelet activation and of the coagulation cascade are emerging with the aim being to further improve clinical outcomes in patients presenting with an acute coronary syndrome, without increasing the risks of major bleeding.

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