Journal «Angiology and Vascular Surgery» • 

2010 • VOLUME 16 • №1

ANTIPLATELET THERAPY IN PATIENTS WITH CHRONIC OBLITERATING DISEASES OF LOWER-LIMB ARTERIES

Kuznetsov M.R., Teplyakov S.A., Sizarev A.V., Tugdumov B.V., Dzhalilova N.S.
Chair of Faculty Surgery of the Moscow Department of the Russian State Medical University,
Moscow, Russia

The article deals with present-day evidence concerning the role of blood-platelet activity in the development of a pathological process and acute ischemia in patients presenting with chronic arterial insufficiency of the lower extremities. Proved herein is the necessity of long-term administration of antiplatelet drugs in order to prevent vascular complications on the part of the heart, brain, and peripheral arteries, with a description of the drugs most commonly used for these purposes.

KEY WORDS: peripheral atherosclerosis, chronic arterial insufficiency of the lower limbs, antiplatelet therapy.

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