TITLE

ACCF/ACG/AHA 2010 Expert Consensus Document on the Concomitant Use of Proton Pump Inhibitors and Thienopyridines: A Focused Update of the ACCF/ACG/AHA 2008 Expert Consensus Document on Reducing the Gastrointestinal Risks of Antiplatelet Therapy and NSAID Use

AUTHOR(S)
Abraham, Neena S; Hlatky, Mark A; Antman, Elliott M; Bhatt, Deepak L; Bjorkman, David J; Clark, Craig B; Furberg, Curt D; Johnson, David A; Kahi, Charles J; Laine, Loren; Mahaffey, Kenneth W; Quigley, Eamonn M; Scheiman, James; Sperling, Laurence S; Tomaselli, Gordon F
PUB. DATE
December 2010
SOURCE
American Journal of Gastroenterology;Dec2010, Vol. 105 Issue 12, p2533
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the use of proton pump inhibitors (PPI) and thienopyridines as an alternative treatment for cardiovascular (CV) diseases. It says that clopidogrel is more effective than aspirin in reducing main CV events. It mentions the greater risk for gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding in using clopidogrel and aspirin. It adds that the use of PPI lessens the risk of upper GI bleeding compared with no therapy. It suggests the regular use of PPI to reduce the platelet impacts of clopidogrel.
ACCESSION #
55595896

 

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