Combination antiplatelet therapy with clopidogrel and aspirin is routine following coronary artery stenting. Worldwide, more than 2 million people undergo this procedure each year, making clopidogrel the second most prescribed drug in the world (over US$9 billion in sales in 2010).1 There is considerable inter-individual variability in platelet response to clopidogrel, which means that patients with a low response are at a significant risk of thromboembolic complications, such as fatal stent thrombosis.2 Therefore, identifying factors that influence clopidogrel efficacy is crucial.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Journal of Pharmacy Practice and Research|
|Publication status||Published - Mar 2011|
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