A prospective cohort single center study was conducted to analyze the risk associated with patients undergoing thoracentesis or small-bore chest tube placement while taking clopidogrel. Twenty-five patients taking clopidogrel gave consent to remain on the antiplatelet medication while undergoing thoracentesis…
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In a new meta-analysis, early management of non–ST-segment elevation myocardial infarctions with thienopyridines was not associated with significantly lower mortality and did not lower major adverse cardiovascular event rates for those eventually undergoing PCI. Current ACC/AHA guidelines support dual antiplatelet…
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