Questions over post-stent DAPT duration

Clare Pain reports from the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand Annual Scientific Meeting in Perth, 10-13 August 2017.


Cardiologists are being urged to think of each patient, rather than just the type of stent they have, when determining how long dual antiplatelet therapy should last.

Speakers in a session on percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) called into question current guidelines that advised 12-months of DAPT with aspirin and clopidogrel for drug-eluting stents.

They said a lack of randomised controlled trials

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