Novel use of prasugrel for intracranial stent thrombosis

Thabele M Leslie-Mazwi, Ronil V. Chandra, Daniel C. Oh, Raul Gomes Nogueira

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Dual antiplatelet therapy is established for prevention of stent thrombosis in cardiac patients, and widely utilized in neurointerventional stent cases. Aspirin and clopidogrel are typically synergistic. We present a case of clopidogrel resistance due to genetic polymorphism resulting in acute stent thrombosis during elective stent-assisted coiling, with novel use of prasugrel as an alternative platelet inhibitor in the neurovascular setting.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)358-360
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of NeuroInterventional Surgery
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2011
Externally publishedYes

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