Please Refresh My Memory Part 2

Nurses General Nursing


A question about glycoprotein IIb/III1 inhibitors (aggrastat, integrilin, Reopro). Know they are given for high-risk unstable angina/non ST-elevation AMI. Are these "turned off" for a certain amount of time before PTCA or CABG to prevent bleeding or do these antiplatelet aggregates continue to infuse until the pt goes to the cath lab or surgery? Thanks!!!:kiss

Specializes in pre hospital, ED, Cath Lab, Case Manager.

We keep them running in the cath lab. If there are no blockages, they are turned off during the procedure. If someone comes with out them running and the case turns into an intervention we will bolus and start a drip. We turn them off if there is too much bleeding or if they go to the OR from the lab. I am not familar with routine prep for CABGs anymore.


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