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New Analysis of Data Presented at AHA Regarding Effect of Effient® (Prasugrel) on Cardiovascular Events in STEMI Patients According to Timing of PCI
Date:11/16/2011

ts who have had a prior transient ischemic attack (TIA) or stroke.(3) A 5 mg maintenance dose may be considered for patients who weigh less than 132 lbs.(3) Effient is generally not recommended for use in patients 75 years or older,(3) except in high risk patients (diabetes or prior MI), where its effects appears to be greater and its use may be considered.(3) Patients with prior TIA or stroke should not be treated with Effient.(3)  

About Effient

Daiichi Sankyo Company, Limited (TSE: 4568), and Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) co-developed Effient, an oral antiplatelet agent discovered by Daiichi Sankyo and its Japanese research partner, Ube Industries, Ltd. Effient helps keep blood platelets from clumping together and developing a blockage in an artery. Effient is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for the reduction of thrombotic cardiovascular events (including stent thrombosis) in patients with ACS who are managed with an artery-opening procedure known as PCI. PCI usually includes the placement of a stent to help keep the artery open.

About Acute Coronary Syndrome

ACS, which includes heart attack and a type of chest pain called unstable angina, affects more than one million people in the United States annually.(4) The annual incidence of new heart attacks is estimated to be approximately 610,000 and about 325,000 people will have a recurrent attack.(4) Each year, approximately 645,000 people with ACS are managed with PCI, which typically includes the implantation of a stent that restores blood flow to blocked arteries in the heart.(5) ACS results in significant illness and death, costing Americans more than $150 billion each year.(5) Nearly 60 percent of the U.S. healthcare costs of ACS are due to re-hospitalization.(5) Strategies to prevent recurrent heart attacks and re-hospitalization are important to improve patien
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