Antithrombotic Drugs

Learning objectives for this Activity:

By the end of this module, you will be able to:

Define thrombosis

Name the major clinical consequences:
heart attacks
strokes
pulmonary emboli

Name the 4 major factors leading to thrombosis

Identify the targets of therapy: platelet activation - fibrin generation

Name the classes of anti-thrombotic drugs; identify which drugs belong to each class; and state their mechanism of action, indications, contraindications, major side effects and potential reversibility

State the indications - contraindications for thrombolytic therapy


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