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Antiplatelet combinations for prevention of atherothrombotic events

Author(s): Mario Bollati | Fiorenzo Gaita | Matteo Anselmino

Journal: Vascular Health and Risk Management
ISSN 1176-6344

Volume: 2011;
Issue: default;
Start page: 23;
Date: 2011;
Original page

Mario Bollat,i Fiorenzo Gaita, Matteo AnselminoDepartment of Internal Medicine, Division of Cardiology, University of Torino, ItalyAbstract: Antiplatelet therapy plays a fundamental role in reducing atherothrombotic events by several pathways. The present work reviews available evidence on antiplatelet therapy both for primary prevention and in the presence of established peripheral, cerebral, or cardiac ischemic disease. Due to the importance of adherence to therapy to achieve optimal effects, special attention is given to the use of fixed-dose oral formulations in the clinical subset of patients in whom double antiplatelet therapy has proven indications.Keywords: aspirin, clopidogrel, ticlopidine, fixed-dose combinations 
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