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Antiplatelet Agents (Expert Consensus Document on the Use of)

ESC Clinical Practice Guidelines

Cardiovascular Pharmacotherapy
Acute Coronary Syndromes
Guidelines version available to download
Published in 2004
Reference European Heart Journal (2004) 25, 166–181; doi:10.1016/j.ehj.2003.10.013
Published in 2004
Reference Download the PDA version
Table of contents: Full Text (ESC Clinical Practice Guidelines)
  1. Preamble
  2. Introduction
  3. Platelet pathophysiology
  4. Mechanism of action and clinical efficacy of antiplatelet drugs
  5. Drugs inducing a reversible inhibition of platelet function
  6. Patients that may benefit from antiplatelet therapy
  7. Balance of benefits and risks of antiplatelet therapy
  8. Recommendations concerning individual antiplatelet agents
  9. Areas where we need new trials
  10. Conclusion
  11. Summary
  12. References