Platelet Plumbing

A cardiovascular glossary

Though the indications regarding use of GPIIb/IIIa inhibitors are clearly set forth by the FDA, physicians have to make decisions on whether to use them based on clinical observations and tests that help them classify patients by disease state.

Myocardial ischemia is a state in which the heart muscle is not receiving an adequate supply of oxygen. It is usually the result of coronary artery disease (CAD) with narrowing or blockage of one of the arteries that supplies blood to the heart muscle. The ischemia damages