Management of platelet-directed pharmacotherapy in patients with atherosclerotic coronary artery disease undergoing elective endoscopic gastrointestinal procedures.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

The periprocedural management of patients with atherosclerotic coronary heart disease, including those who have heart disease and those who are undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention and stent placement who might require temporary interruption of platelet-directed pharmacotherapy for the purpose of an elective endoscopic gastrointestinal procedure, is a common clinical scenario in daily practice. Herein, we summarize the available information that can be employed for making management decisions and provide general guidance for risk assessment.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Becker, RC; Scheiman, J; Dauerman, HL; Spencer, F; Rao, S; Sabatine, M; Johnson, DA; Chan, F; Abraham, NS; Quigley, EMM; American College of Cardiology and the American College of Gastroenterology,

Published Date

  • December 2009

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 104 / 12

Start / End Page

  • 2903 - 2917

PubMed ID

  • 19935784

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1572-0241

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1038/ajg.2009.667


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States