In Reply: Regarding the logistics required
to administer the 600 mg of clopidogrel 2 hours before intervention, it is
important to note that according to our routine practice, all patients scheduled
for coronary angiography due to suspected or established coronary artery disease
are pretreated with a 600-mg loading dose of clopidogrel.1 This
makes possible the performance of ad hoc interventions.
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