Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijcard.2005.09.052
Title: Optimal antiplatelet treatment for percutaneous coronary intervention: Clopidogrel vs. ticlopidine
Authors: Almsherqi, Z.A. 
Deng, Y. 
McLachlan, C.S. 
Mossop, P.
Keywords: Antiplatelet treatment
Clopidogrel
Percutaneous coronary intervention
Ticlopidine
Issue Date: 2007
Source: Almsherqi, Z.A.,Deng, Y.,McLachlan, C.S.,Mossop, P. (2007). Optimal antiplatelet treatment for percutaneous coronary intervention: Clopidogrel vs. ticlopidine. International Journal of Cardiology 114 (1) : 101-102. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijcard.2005.09.052
Abstract: Antiplatelet treatment for patients undergoing percutaneous coronary interventions is a rapidly changing area. Thienopyridines derivatives (ticlopidine and clopidogrel) have shown to decrease major cardiovascular events. Ticlopidine can cause rare but serious side effects, especially during the first 3 months of treatment. Clopidogrel appears to be a safer alternative to ticlopidine. However, resistance to clopidogrel therapy may increases the risk of recurrent cardiovascular events. Whether increased doses of clopidogrel might overcome this resistance in nonresponsive patients warrants further investigation. © 2005 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.
Source Title: International Journal of Cardiology
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/24965
ISSN: 01675273
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijcard.2005.09.052
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