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Can we think of a TAT, that is a “tailored antiplatelet therapy”?
  • luigi tritapepe,
  • claudio ajmone cat
luigi tritapepe
San Camillo Forlanini Foundation
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claudio ajmone cat
San Camillo Forlanini Foundation
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Abstract

What can be seen from the case report by Verzelloni et al. has a double value, beyond the case itself. First of all, the use of platelet aggregation assessment tests, such as TEG-PM, allows clinicians to verify the exact timing between the suspension of thienopyridines and the possibility of surgery without further temporal delays and is also able to favor the evolution of ischemic problems or hemodynamic instability not easily treatable. It therefore allows clinicians to optimize the bleeding / thrombosis matching. Secondly, the use of point of care methodologies for the evaluation of platelet aggregation allows us to evaluate the adequacy of the anti-aggregation, facilitating, where resistance or percentages of anti-aggregation are lower than expected, modification of the therapeutic regimen.

Peer review status:ACCEPTED

20 Sep 2021Submitted to Journal of Cardiac Surgery
20 Sep 2021Assigned to Editor
20 Sep 2021Submission Checks Completed
21 Sep 2021Editorial Decision: Accept