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Article Dans Une Revue Acta Cardiologica Année : 2019

Is ticagrelor worth its high cost and side-effects?


Ticagrelor is a reversible P2Y(12) receptor antagonist that is more potent than clopidogrel. When used in combination with aspirin, it reduces cardiovascular events in patients with acute coronary syndrome. However, unbiased review of 5 randomised controlled trials indicates that although statistically significant, the clinical superiority of ticagrelor over clopidogrel is modest. Thus, identification of patients who benefit the most from ticagrelor is a priority. Besides bleeding issues, ticagrelor can frequently cause bouts of dyspnoea, which requires ticagrelor replacement by another P2Y(12) receptor antagonist, with a loading dose.
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hal-03583843 , version 1 (22-02-2022)



Raphaelle-Ashley Guerbaai, Indrajeet Mahata, Sylvestre Marechaux, Thierry H. Le Jemtel, Pierre-Vladimir Ennezat. Is ticagrelor worth its high cost and side-effects?. Acta Cardiologica, 2019, 74 (2), pp.93-98. ⟨10.1080/00015385.2018.1469371⟩. ⟨hal-03583843⟩


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