10% of stent patients are missing out on recommended therapy

The cost of the medicine and the inconvenience of visiting a GP are common barriers, says Dr Sarah Zaman

One in 10 patients who undergo stent implantation miss out on guideline-recommended dual antiplatelet therapy within 30 days of discharge, Australian data show.

Dr Sarah Zaman
Dr Sarah Zaman.

A UNSW Sydney-led team say their findings raise important questions about why some patients don’t receive the therapy (aspirin plus either clopidogrel, prasugrel or ticagrelor).

The Sydney