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Advances in Antiplatelet Treatment for Acute Coronary Syndromes
  1. Sanjay Kaul*,
  2. Shervin Eshaghian,
  3. Prediman K Shah
  1. 1 Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, United States
  1. Correspondence to: Sanjay Kaul, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Room 5536 South Tower, Division of Cardiology, 8700 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, 90024, United States; kaul{at}cshs.org

Abstract

Recent publications of TRITON-TIMI (prasugrel) as well as PLATO (ticagrelor) have introduced new and potent antiplatelet agents, but at the same time have left clinicians with multiple choices without clear direction regarding the most appropriate use of these agents.

We present a review of the randomized controlled trial evidence examining the role of these three agents in acute coronary syndromes, and provide recommendations for the practicing physicians of their optimal use in clinical practice.

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