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Current Cardiology Reviews


ISSN (Print): 1573-403X
ISSN (Online): 1875-6557

Perioperative Management of Antiplatelet-Drugs in Cardiac Surgery

Author(s): Raquel Ferrandis, Juan V. Llau and Ana Mugarra

Volume 5, Issue 2, 2009

Page: [125 - 132] Pages: 8

DOI: 10.2174/157340309788166688

Price: $65


The management of coronary patients scheduled for a coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG), who are receiving one or more antiplatelet drugs, is plenty of controversies. It has been shown that withdrawal of antiplatelet drugs is associated with an increased risk of a thrombotic event, but surgery under an altered platelet function also means an increased risk of bleeding in the perioperative period. Because of the conflict recommendations, this review article tries to evaluate the outcome of different perioperative antiplatelet protocols in patients with coronary artery disease undergoing CABG.

Keywords: Cardiac Surgery, Antiplatelet-Drugs, Perioperative Management, coronary artery disease (CAD), coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG)

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