Conversations in Cardiology: Bridging antiplatelet therapy before surgery

Morton J. Kern, Robert J. Applegate, Malcolm Bell, Emmanouil S. Brilakis, Samuel M. Butman, Richard G. Bach, Prashant Kaul, Lloyd W. Klein, Mitchell W. Krucoff, Joseph A. Moore, Matthew J. Price, Sunil V. Rao, Gregg W. Stone, Barry F. Uretsky

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Bridging for antiplatelet therapy remains a subject of debate with data favoring GP blockers but at a risk of bleeding. This Conversation in Cardiology addresses a key and often asked question about use of alternatives to P2Y12 agents in patients requiring surgery within 6 months after drug eluting stent implantation. © 2013 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)748-752
Number of pages5
JournalCatheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
Issue number5
StatePublished - Apr 1 2014


  • antiplatelet therapy
  • stent thrombosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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