Acute coronary syndrome - prasugrel (TA182)
Fast, easy summary view of NICE guidance on 'acute coronary syndromes'
Prasugrel in combination with aspirin is recommended as an option for preventing blockages in the arteries of people with acute coronary syndromes who are having a treatment called percutaneous coronary intervention only when:
- immediate percutaneous coronary intervention is necessary to treat an ST-segment-elevation myocardial infarction (a type of heart attack) or
- a blood clot has blocked a stent (a small mesh-like tube inserted into an artery to keep it open) during treatment with a drug called clopidogrel or
- the patient has diabetes mellitus.
Healthcare professionals should not stop prescribing prasugrel for people who were already taking it when the guidance was issued. These people should be able to carry on taking prasugrel until they and their healthcare professionals decide that it is the right time to stop treatment.
This guidance has been incorporated into the following NICE Pathways, along with other related guidance and products.
Visit the NICE Pathway: acute coronary syndromes
- Acute coronary syndrome - prasugrel: review decision - June 2012
- Acute coronary syndrome - prasugrel: review proposal - February 2012
- Review decison: December 2010
- Review Proposal - October 2010
- NICE guidance recommends option for preventing arterial blood clots in people with acute coronary syndromes
This page was last updated: 08 July 2013
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- TA182 Prasugrel ar gyfer trin syndromau coronaidd aciwt ar y cyd ag ymyriad coronaidd drwy'r croen: deall canllawiau NICE (fformat MS Word)
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