Posts Tagged ‘platelets’

December 5th, 2012

Aspirin Resistance May Not Be Real

Is it resistance or pseudoresistance? According to a new study published in Circulation, aspirin resistance may be a myth, an artifact of the enteric coating of most aspirin tablets. The coating, which is designed to prevent gastrointestinal side effects caused by aspirin, may delay or conceal the effects of the drug, the study suggests, but the antiplatelet effects will […]

March 15th, 2011

GRAVITAS Editorial: Why Invite the Fox into the Henhouse?


Results from the GRAVITAS randomized trial, presented at the 2010 American Heart Association conference, have just been published in JAMA. They show that high-dose clopidogrel did not improve outcomes after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in patients with “high on-treatment platelet reactivity” (i.e., during clopidogrel therapy), compared with clopidogrel given at conventional doses. Our interpretation at CardioExchange, reported at […]