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PPIs and Antiplatelet Therapy: Weighing the Benefits and Risks

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One of the biggest risks of antiplatelet therapy is gastrointestinal bleeding. Because of this risk, patients on the antiplatelet clopidogrel are o...
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    One of the biggest risks of antiplatelet therapy is gastrointestinal bleeding. Because of this risk, patients on the antiplatelet clopidogrel are often prescribed proten pump inhibitors, or PPIs. However, there are also concerns about PPIs decreasing the efficacy of clopidogrel. What approach should physicians take for patients at moderate to high risk for upper GI bleeding? Host Dr. Janet Wright welcomes Dr. Deepak Bhatt, chief of cardiology at the VA Boston Healthcare System, director of the Integrated Interventional Cardiovascular Program at Brigham and Women's Hospital & VA Boston Healthcare System, and associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, to discuss evidence about the potential interactions between PPIs and clopidogrel based on findings from the COGENT trial. 

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    American College of Cardiology

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