Published in Blood Weekly, May 8th, 2008
"Antagonists of the platelet GPIIb/IIIa-receptor inhibit the binding of fibrinogen to platelets counteracting secondary thrombus formation. Also, they were shown to suppress thrombembolus formation and to limit lesion development in cerebral ischemia. We review the literature concerning the use of intravenously administered GPIIb/IIIa-receptor antagonists abciximab, eptifibatide and tirofiban for...
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