Platelet-inhibitor therapy in cardiovascular disease. Effective defense against thromboembolism

J. H. Chesebro, P. M. Steele, V. Fuster

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Platelet deposition can occur in areas of vascular damage and on prosthetic materials such as heart valves or grafts; mural thrombus formation, with eventual organization, progression to fatal occlusion, thrombolysis, or arterial embolization can follow. Use of antiplatelet drugs in patients undergoing certain cardiovascular surgical procedures or having rapid progression of atherosclerosis may reduce the thromboembolic risk.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)48-71
Number of pages24
JournalPostgraduate Medicine
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1985
Externally publishedYes


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