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Monitoring of Antiplatelet Therapy in Clinical Practice: Is it Necessary or Not? | Abstract
Journal of Hematology & Thromboembolic Diseases

Journal of Hematology & Thromboembolic Diseases
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ISSN: 2329-8790

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Abstract

Monitoring of Antiplatelet Therapy in Clinical Practice: Is it Necessary or Not?

Matej Samos and Marián Fedor

Dual antiplatelet therapy forms currently the basis in acute coronary syndrome pharmacological treatment. However, there is a wide variability in antiplatelet response to clopidogrel, which may lead to antiplatelet therapy insufficient efficacy and subsequent risk of thrombotic events. Laboratory monitoring of antiplatelet therapy may help to identify patients with insufficient antiplatelet response. We discuss the benefits of routine monitoring of antiplatelet therapy in clinical practice.