Ticagrelor, a purinergic P2Y12 receptor blocker, is a potent platelet antagonist and an important component in the treatment for acute coronary syndromes identified to have a potential risk to cause bradyarrhythmias. Here, we report the case of a diabetic patient of unstable angina with left bundle branch block who was prescribed ticagrelor post angioplasty. Electrocardiogram (ECG) revealed a complete heart block after about 1 week. Ticagrelor was stopped and replaced by clopidogrel. The patient became asymptomatic and ECG showed baseline rhythm after 1 week of stoppage of ticagrelor.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Pharmacology (medical)