Which medications in the drug class Antiplatelet Agents, Cardiovascular are used in the treatment of Vertebral Artery Dissection?

Updated: Feb 21, 2019
  • Author: Eddy S Lang, MDCM, CCFP(EM), CSPQ; Chief Editor: Barry E Brenner, MD, PhD, FACEP  more...
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Antiplatelet Agents, Cardiovascular

Antiplatelet agents have been used effectively in treating VAD but are reserved for those patients who cannot tolerate or have contraindications to anticoagulants.

Aspirin (Zorprin, Bayer Buffered Aspirin)

Inhibits cyclooxygenase, which produces thromboxane A2, a potent platelet activator.

Ticlopidine (Ticlid)

Second-line antiplatelet therapy for patients who are intolerant to aspirin or in whom aspirin therapy fails.

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