International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 7, Issue 3, Part B (2021)
Antiplatelet and antithrombotic therapy in diabetic patients recent updates
Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a metabolic disorder associated with accelerated atherogenesis and an increased risk of atherothrombotic complications. Multiple mechanisms contribute to the pro-thrombotic status which characterizes DM patients underscoring the importance of antiplatelet therapies used for secondary prevention in these patients. For many years, dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) with aspirin and the P2Y12 inhibitor clopidogrel has represented the mainstay of treatment following an acute coronary syndrome (ACS) or in patients undergoing percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI). Although DAPT reduces the incidence of atherothrombotic recurrences, these rates remain high in DM patients underscoring the need for more efficacious therapies. The present manuscript provides an overview on the current status of knowledge on currently available antiplatelet agents, focusing on the benefits and limitations of these therapies in DM patients, and evaluating the potential role of new antithrombotic agents and treatment strategies currently under development to overcome these limitations.
How to cite this article:
Mohammed Ashfaq, Syed Jaffer, Abdul Mushtaq Mohammed, Shaista Sumayya, SP Srinivas Nayak. Antiplatelet and antithrombotic therapy in diabetic patients recent updates. Int J Appl Res 2021;7(3):76-79.