Cangrelor in clinical use. Future cardiology Feng, K. Y., Mahaffey, K. W. 2020


Inadequate antiplatelet effects can result in substantial morbidity and mortality in patients with acute coronary syndrome and percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). Cangrelor is a rapid onset and potent intravenous P2Y12 inhibitor that has been shown in large randomized controlled trials to reduce periprocedural complications for PCI compared with clopidogrel, the most commonly used P2Y12 inhibitor. Cangrelor should be considered in the setting of PCI to reduce the risk of periprocedural complications such as myocardial infarction, repeat coronary revascularization and stent thrombosis in patients not yet treated with another P2Y12 inhibitor or glycoprotein IIb/IIIa inhibitor. In this review, the importance of adequate P2Y12 inhibition, cangrelor's pharmacology and clinical profiles, and future directions for the cangrelor are discussed.

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