Aspirin and Antiplatelets for Coronary Artery Disease
Why It Is Used
Antiplatelet medicines help lower the risk of a heart attack or stroke.
Antiplatelets may be used by people who:Reference 1
- Have coronary artery disease.
- Had a heart attack.
- Had Reference angioplasty Opens New Window or Reference bypass surgery Opens New Window.
- Had a Reference stroke Opens New Window or Reference transient ischemic attack Opens New Window (TIA).
- Have Reference peripheral arterial disease Opens New Window.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: May 14, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference Rakesh K. Pai, MD, FACC - Cardiology, Electrophysiology
Reference Robert A. Kloner, MD, PhD - Cardiology