Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis

, Volume 31, Issue 2, pp 233–234 | Cite as

A case of resistance to clopidogrel and prasugrel after percutaneous coronary angioplasty

  • M. Silvano
  • C. F. Zambon
  • G. De Rosa
  • M. Plebani
  • V. Pengo
  • M. Napodano
  • R. PadriniEmail author

Dual antiplatelet therapy (aspirin and clopidogrel) is the standard therapy to prevent stent thrombosis after percutaneous coronary angioplasty. Clopidogrel is a prodrug which requires two-step activation through oxidative metabolism, involving various cytochrome P-450 (CYP) enzymes [1]. Carriers of defective alleles for CYP2C19 (*2) and CYP2C9 (*2, *3) have a reduced antiplatelet effect in response to clopidogrel [2, 3]. In addition, CYP3A4 in vivo activity measured by the erythromycin breath test is significantly correlated with the ability of clopidogrel to inhibit platelet aggregation [4]. Lastly, it has been reported that omeprazole and atorvastatin—which are inhibitors of CYP2C19 and CYP3A4, respectively—can reduce the effect of clopidogrel in man [5, 6]. Thus, there is clinical evidence that the activity of at least three cytochromes determines the effectiveness of clopidogrel in vivo.

We report a case of early stent thrombosis associated with clopidogrel resistance in a...


Clopidogrel Omeprazole Stent Thrombosis P2Y12 Receptor Prasugrel 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Silvano
    • 1
  • C. F. Zambon
    • 2
  • G. De Rosa
    • 3
  • M. Plebani
    • 2
  • V. Pengo
    • 1
  • M. Napodano
    • 1
  • R. Padrini
    • 3
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular SciencesUniversity of PadovaPadovaItaly
  2. 2.Department of Laboratory MedicineUniversity of PadovaPadovaItaly
  3. 3.Department of Clinical and Experimental MedicineUniversity of PadovaPadovaItaly

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