November 16th, 2011
Tripling the maintenance dose of clopidogrel in most but not all patients with a common genetic variation will lower platelet reactivity to levels achieved in patients without the variation.
September 21st, 2011
The RECLOSE 2–ACS (Responsiveness to Clopidogrel and Stent Thrombosis 2–ACS) trial from Italy provides new information about platelet reactivity but doesn’t answer any of the key questions about the possible role of platelet function testing in clinical practice. In a paper published in JAMA, Guido Parodi and colleagues report on 1,789 ACS patients who underwent PCI and who […]
March 28th, 2011
The AHA and ACC have released a focused update of the 2007 guidelines for the management of unstable angina and non-STEMI. The guidelines incorporate new information from recent clinical trials, and deal with controversial topics such as the choice of antiplatelet agents, the use of platelet-function and genetic tests with antiplatelet agents, and the timing […]