Safe to drop aspirin from dual antiplatelet therapy after PCI: study

Results from a meta-analysis show the risk-benefit assessment is favourable, researchers from Harvard University say
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Discontinuing aspirin after a brief period of dual antiplatelet therapy post-percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) reduces bleeding risk by 40% compared with continued dual therapy, a US study shows.

Furthermore, the strategy appears to cause no increase in major adverse cardiac events, according to the Harvard University, Massachusetts, meta-analysis.