Rationalizing Duration of Dual Antiplatelet Therapy After Coronary Stenting
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Clinical Science R&D
July 2017 -
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In 2015, over 12,000 Veterans had percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI) in one of the 78 Veterans Affairs (VA) cardiac catheterization laboratories throughout the nation. Most of these PCIs used drug eluting stents, which have lower rates of restenosis and need for repeat interventions than earlier bare metal stents. However, drug eluting stents require longer dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) with aspirin and a thienopyridine inhibitor to prevent stent thrombosis and myocardial infarction. C...