alexa Has the Antiplatelet Therapy a Role in the Prevention of Sudden Cardiac Death?

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Has the Antiplatelet Therapy a Role in the Prevention of Sudden Cardiac Death?

Coronary artery disease is a well-known cause of sudden cardiac death, and the key mechanisms are platelet aggregation and thrombosis. Furthermore, experimental studies have revealed that platelets have a direct influence on arrhythmic events. However, current antiplatelet therapy have failed to prevent sudden cardiac death in primary prevention trials, although a protective effect has been found in patients with advanced cardiovascular disease, reducing cardiac sudden death in this scenario.

 

Citation: Garcia-Rubira JC, Almendro-Delia M (2015) Has the Antiplatelet Therapy a Role in the Prevention of Sudden Cardiac Death?. Cardiol Pharmacol 4:125.

 
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