Lynne Braun, PhD, CNP, FAHA, FAAN (Chair)
Professor of Nursing
Rush University College of Nursing
Deepak Bhatt, MD, MPH
Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Joanna Sikkema, DNP, MSN, ANP-BC, FAHA, FPCNA
Assistant Clinical Professor
University of North Dakota
Grand Forks, North Dakota
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Dual oral antiplatelet therapy with aspirin and a P2Y12 receptor inhibitor, for the management of patients experiencing an acute coronary syndrome (ACS), has demonstrated significant improvements in the prevention of recurring major cardiovascular events versus aspirin alone. The realization that a significant number of ACS patients experience thrombotic events while on dual antiplatelet therapy with aspirin and clopidogrel, together with the extensive research on
clopidogrel resistance and the awareness that poor metabolizers of clopidogrel are associated with higher cardiovascular event rates following ACS or PCI, has provided the rationale for prasugrel and ticagrelor. While clopidogrel, prasugrel, and ticagrelor are all P2Y12 receptor inhibitors, they have distinct pharmacologic properties. Both prasugrel and ticagrelor have been studied separately against clopidogrel, on a background of aspirin therapy, in the setting of ACS; the study results have led to the inclusion of prasugrel and ticagrelor in ACS clinical practice guidelines.
After hospital discharge, ACS patients require efficient transitions of care to prevent the recurrence of major cardiovascular events. In addition to oral antiplatelet therapy after an ACS, a number of interventions (lifestyle and pharmacologic)
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