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Open Access Review
Use of Glycoprotein IIb/IIIa Platelet Inhibitors in Peripheral Vascular Interventions 
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1 MidOhio Cardiology and Vascular Consultants, Columbus, OH
Rev. Cardiovasc. Med. 2002, 3(S1), 35–40;
Published: 20 January 2002
With the expanding use of endovascular techniques for the treatment of peripheral vascular disease, consideration of glycoprotein IIb/IIIa receptor inhibitors to enhance the safety and efficacy of these procedures has increased. The scientific literature shows the benefits with the use of these agents in coronary vasculature interventions. However, data evaluating treatment with glycoprotein IIb/IIIa receptor inhibitors during peripheral vascular procedures is limited, with the vast majority of the trials investigating abciximab. With the varied vascular beds and end organs that may be affected by peripheral vascular intervention, the safety and efficacy may need to be studies for each area. The current literature ranging from carotid stenting to thrombolysis and mechanical thrombectomy for acute limb ischemia is reviewed, and recommendations are discussed on the use of these agents. The forthcoming results of controlled clinical trials should further clarify the clinical applications of these agents in peripheral vascular intervention.
Peripheral vascular
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