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Routine testing for clopidogrel responsiveness may avert DES (drug-eluting stent) thrombosis

This article was originally published in Clinica

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In what might help avoid the risk of developing thrombosis inside a drug-eluting stent (DES), doctors should test patients for their responsiveness to the antiplatelet agent clopidogrel before deciding whether the device should be implanted, an Italian trial has suggested.

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