Journal Article (Review)

Oral antiplatelet therapy with P2Y(12) receptor blockers (especially clopidogrel) is the current choice of treatment during acute coronary syndromes and percutaneous interventions. To address the various limitations of thienopyridine therapy (including response variability and non-responsiveness) a novel drug, AZD6140, is under clinical development. AZD6140 is an oral and reversible P2Y(12) receptor blocker that does not require hepatic conversion to an active metabolite and produces an overall superior ADP-induced platelet inhibition with less response variability than clopidogrel. It has fast onset and offset actions that may be advantageous in patients who may have to undergo immediate surgery.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Tantry, US; Bliden, KP; Gurbel, PA

Published Date

  • February 2007

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 16 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 225 - 229

PubMed ID

  • 17243942

Pubmed Central ID

  • 17243942

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1744-7658

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1517/13543784.16.2.225


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England