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Cangrelor (Kengreal) - An IV Antiplatelet Drug for PCI

The FDA has approved cangrelor (Kengreal – The Medicines Company), an IV P2Y12 platelet inhibitor, as an adjunct to percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in patients who have not been pretreated with a P2Y12 inhibitor and are not being given a glycoprotein IIb/IIIa inhibitor.

ANTIPLATELET DRUGS FOR PCI — Current guidelines recommend aspirin plus an oral P2Y12 inhibitor, either clopidogrel (Plavix, and generics), prasugrel (Effient), or ticagrelor (Brilinta), for all patients undergoing PCI.1,2 For prevention of myocardial infarction (MI) and stent thrombosis in patients with acute coronary syndrome, both prasugrel and ticagrelor have been more effective than clopidogrel, but with a higher incidence of bleeding. ... more      

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