Platelets play a central role in the pathophysiology of acute coronary syndromes (ACS). Dual antiplatelet therapy has resulted in significant advances in the treatment of ACS; however, ACS remains an important cause of morbidity and mortality. Important limitations exist among the current antiplatelet agents and therefore a pressing need for the development of improved antiplatelet agents exists. Three antiplatelet agents currently under investigation (prasugrel, AZD6140, and cangrelor) in clinical trials for the treatment of ACS appear promising.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine