Chapter 31 Post Myocardial Infarction Q&A (1 of 28) Sample Questions
1. A patient who received prosthetic valve replacement was discharged following a cerebral ischemic attack. The patient is intolerant to ASA. Best prophylactic treatment to be prescribed for the patient is/are:
- A. Ticlopidine
- B. Clopidogrel 75mg
- C. Dipyridamole 400 mg/day
- D. Dipyridamole plus Warfarin
Tips: RxTx/CTC 2019. Prevention of Ischemic Stroke. Combination therapy (oral anticoagulant plus low-dose ASA) is superior to anticoagulant alone in patients with prosthetic heart valves but carries an increased risk of bleeding episodes. For patients intolerant of ASA, dipyridamole (400 mg/day) plus an oral anticoagulant may be used. This approach has not been validated in clinical trials.