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Novel Antiplatelet and Antithrombotic Agents in the Treatment of Non-ST-Segment Elevation Coronary Ischemia

  • M. Musa Khan
  • Neal S. Kleiman
Part of the Contemporary Cardiology book series (CONCARD)

Abstract

The relationship between coronary artery disease and intravascular thrombosis has intrigued cardiologists for almost a century. In the early 1960s, Friedman and Van den Bovenkamp described the pathology of arterial thrombus as consisting of a platelet-rich core and a fibrin-rich tail (1). However, the significance of arterial thrombus was debated over the next 15 years until De Wood et al. (2), in 1980, reported occlusive coronary thrombosis in 87% of patients presenting within 6 h of acute transmural myocardial infarction, initiating the era of thrombolysis and coronary revascularization in the treatment of acute transmural myocardial infarction.

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Acute Coronary Syndrome Platelet Aggregation Unstable Angina Unfractionated Heparin Thrombin Generation 
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