Clinical Question Do antiplatelet therapies reduce risk of all-cause mortality, cardiovascular disease (CVD) mortality, and cardiovascular events in patients with intermittent claudication? Which antiplatelet is most strongly associated with a reduced risk of all-cause and CVD mortality?
Bottom Line In patients with intermittent claudication, antiplatelet therapies are associated with lower all-cause and CVD mortality compared with placebo. Compared with all antiplatelet therapies, the strongest evidence exists for thienopyridines, such as clopidogrel.
Source: Wong PF, Chong LY, Mikhailidis DP, Robless P, Stansby G. Antiplatelet agents for intermittent claudication. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2011;11(11):CD001272. doi:10.1002/14651858.CD001272.pub2
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