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A 72-year-old man has stable angina pectoris, ischemia, and stenosis of an artery that perfuses a large segment of the myocardium that lacks collateral vessels. He is scheduled to undergo percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty to revascularize the myocardium. Which of the following is a cyclic peptide platelet glycoprotein IIb/IIIa inhibitor that could be given to this patient to prevent platelet aggregation during percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty?

a) Abciximab
b) Aspirin
c) Cilostazol
d) Dipyridamole
e) Eptifibatide
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thanku so much for the questions casandra...


GP 2b/3a INHIBITORS

1) abciximab is a monoclonal antibody
2)Eptifibatide is a cyclic heptapeptide
3)tirofiban is a non-peptide

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The answer is e) Eptifibatide

Eptifibatide is a cyclic peptide platelet glycoprotein IIb/IIIa inhibitor. It is given in combination with aspirin and heparin to prevent myocardial infarctions and other cardiac complications in patients who are scheduled to undergo percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty.

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