Aspirin Versus Clopidogrel Monotherapy for the Treatment of Patients with Stable Coronary Artery Disease: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

ConclusionThis analysis did not show any significant difference in all-cause mortality, cardiac death, myocardial infarction, stroke, and BARC grade 3 or above among CAD patients who were treated with either ASA or clopidogrel monotherapy. However, as a result of the limited data, this hypothesis should be confirmed in other major trials.
Source: Advances in Therapy - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research

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Publication date: Available online 2 July 2019Source: Computational and Structural Biotechnology JournalAuthor(s): Jan Mican, Martin Toul, David Bednar, Jiri DamborskyAbstract:Myocardial infarction and ischemic stroke are the most frequent causes of death or disability worldwide. Due to their ability to dissolve blood clots, the thrombolytics are frequently used for their treatment. Improving the effectiveness of thrombolytics for clinical uses is of great interest. The knowledge of the multiple roles of the endogenous thrombolytics and the fibrinolytic system grows continuously. The effects of thrombolytics on the alterat...
Source: Computational and Structural Biotechnology Journal - Category: Biotechnology Source Type: research
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Source: Thrombosis and Haemostasis - Category: Hematology Authors: Tags: Thromb Haemost Source Type: research
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Source: Heart Failure Reviews - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
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Source: Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Arch Cardiovasc Dis Source Type: research
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Source: Circulation Journal - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Circ J Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis - Category: Hematology Source Type: research
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Source: American Heart Journal - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Atherosclerosis and Thrombosis - Category: Cardiology Tags: J Atheroscler Thromb Source Type: research
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Source: Current Cardiology Reports - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
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Source: Platelets - Category: Hematology Tags: Platelets Source Type: research
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