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Ticagrelor appears safe if stopped 1 day before CABG
 

Ticagrelor appears safe if stopped 1 day before CABG

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Preoperative use of ticagrelor in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) is not associated with an increased risk of major bleeding, provided the therapy is discontinued at least 24 hours before the surgery, a recent study suggests.
 
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27 Oct 2016 - General
 
A new research has shown that Ticagrelor is safe to use if it is stopped at least 24 hours before Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG). Its preoperative use is not associated with more risk of bleeding however if it is discontinued several days before CABG there will be an increased risk of cardiovascular events. This research study has found that the timing of therapy discontinuation before CABG needs to balance between the risks of major bleeding and transfusion requirements versus the risk ...
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