Article Abstract

Choosing the optimal antiplatelet therapy in atherosclerotic disease

Authors: Fabio Mangiacapra, Emanuele Barbato

Abstract

This special issue of Cardiovascular Diagnosis and Therapy focuses on platelet function and antiplatelet therapy. Platelets play a key role not only in hemostasis and thrombosis, but also in atherogenesis being now considered a potential therapeutic target in several cardiovascular scenarios.