haematology

Ticagrelor interaction highlights need to avoid opioids in cardiac procedures

Opioids should be avoided for analgesia in cardiac procedures involving patients treated with oral PDY12 inhibitors, according to Australian researchers who have shown that a drug interaction reduces levels of the antiplatelet agent. Victorian cardiologist Dr Himawan Fernando said the routine use of fentanyl in patients undergoing PCI during acute MI care should be reconsidered ...

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