Chapter 28. Adjunctive Medical Therapy in Percutaneous Coronary Intervention

  1. Salim Yusuf1,
  2. John A Cairns2,
  3. A John Camm3,
  4. Ernest L Fallen4 and
  5. Bernard J Gersh5
  1. James L Velianou,
  2. Ronald R Van Der Wieken and
  3. Maarten M Simoons

Published Online: 4 OCT 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470986882.ch28

Evidence-based Cardiology, Second Edition

Evidence-based Cardiology, Second Edition

How to Cite

Velianou, J. L., Van Der Wieken, R. R. and Simoons, M. M. (2002) Adjunctive Medical Therapy in Percutaneous Coronary Intervention, in Evidence-based Cardiology, Second Edition (eds S. Yusuf, J. A. Cairns, A. J. Camm, E. L. Fallen and B. J. Gersh), BMJ Books, London, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470986882.ch28

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario Research Chair, Senior Scientist of the Canadian Institute of Health Research, Director of Cardiology and Professor of Medicine, McMaster, University, Hamilton Health Sciences, Hamilton, Canada

  2. 2

    Dean, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

  3. 3

    Professor of Clinical Cardiology and Chief, Department of Cardiological Sciences, St George's Hospital Medical School, London, UK

  4. 4

    Professor Emeritus, McMaster University, Faculty of Health Sciences, Hamilton, Canada

  5. 5

    Consultant in Cardiovascular Diseases and Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic; Professor of Medicine, Mayo Medical School, Rochester, Minnesota, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 4 OCT 2007
  2. Published Print: 20 NOV 2002

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780727916990

Online ISBN: 9780470986882



  • adjunctive medical therapy;
  • percutaneous coronary intervention;
  • plaque rupture;
  • intimal dissection;
  • thrombus formation


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Thrombus, platelets, and thrombin

  • Synthesis and release of prostacyclin, thromboxanes, and intracellular granules

  • Antiaggregatory strategies