from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Acting against or destroying blood platelets.

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  • adj. Going against or destroying blood platelets.


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  • Further, the PROTEX Stent System may eliminate the need for long-term antiplatelet therapy, thereby decreasing costs and reducing bleeding risks to the patient.

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  • Dr Thomas Vassiliades (Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA), who voted against recommending approval, said that while the statistical analysis showed the device to be equivalent to warfarin therapy, "there were too many confounding variables, such as antiplatelet therapy, to approve."

  • The company said late yesterday that the US Food and Drug Administration approved antiplatelet medication Brilinta to reduce the rate of heart arrack and cardiovascular death in adults with acute coronary syndrome.

    Pharma News: Eli Lilly Earnings, AstraZeneca Receives Drug Approval

  • But even with aggressive antiplatelet therapy, more than 10% of treated patients suffer heart attacks, prompting a quest to develop anticoagulants to fight another major contributor to clots: the enzyme thrombin.

    J&J Drug May Have New Role

  • When patients are in the hospital, "we treat them with both anticoagulants and antiplatelet drugs," said Jessica Mega , a cardiologist at Harvard-affiliated Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, and the first author of the Atlas study.

    J&J Drug May Have New Role

  • It said Plavix "has met the long-felt need for an effective and safe antiplatelet drug," as evidenced by clinical trials proving its safety and effectiveness versus aspirin.

    Sanofi, Bristol Reap Two Victories on Plavix

  • The pharma group's sales in the region in 2009 were driven by products such as the Yaz oral contraceptive pill, Nexovar oral anti-cancer medication and the antiplatelet AspirinCardio.

    Bayer Schering Pharma to Invest Heavily in Asia

  • So some doctors are turning to a combination of two antiplatelet drugs, aspirin and clopidogrel Plavix, to use as an alternative to warfarin.

    Balancing the risks of blood clots and bleeding

  • The problem with antiplatelet drugs, like any drugs that make it harder for blood to clot, is that they can cause bleeding.

    Balancing the risks of blood clots and bleeding

  • But a new consensus document from the American College of Cardiology Foundation, the American College of Gastroenterology and the American Heart Association said patients on antiplatelet therapy with Plavix and who are at high risk of gastrointestinal bleeding should be prescribed a proton-pump inhibitor.

    Use of Stomach Drugs


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