Posts Tagged ‘platelet reactivity’

August 28th, 2013

Platelet Reactivity Testing: Do You or Don’t You?


In light of recent findings from the ADEPT DES study, Richard Lange and David Hillis want to know: Do you test PCI patients for platelet reactivity, and if so, why? React to reactivity in our latest poll.

September 4th, 2012

Danish Survey Finds Clopidogrel Less Effective in Diabetics

A large nationwide survey of MI survivors in Denmark provides new information about the efficacy of antiplatelet therapy with clopdiogrel in patients with diabetes. In a paper published in JAMA, Charlotte Andersson reports on 58,851 MI patients, 12% of whom had diabetes and 60% of whom received clopidogrel. As expected, diabetics had a worse outcome than nondiabetics: the composite […]

April 19th, 2012

Should We Pull the Trigger on Platelet Reactivity Testing (and Put It out of Its Misery)?


“We said it before, and we’ll say it again: an assessment of platelet reactivity by this method doesn’t effectively identify individuals at high risk for a cardiovascular event following PCI.”