Dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) with aspirin and a P2Y12 receptor inhibitor is the cornerstone of the pharmacologic management of patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) and/or receiving coronary stents. Long-term (>1 year) DAPT may further reduce the risk of stent thrombosis after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) and may decrease the occurrence of non-stent-related ischemic events in patients with ACS. Nevertheless, compared with aspirin alone, extended use of aspirin plus a P2Y12 receptor inhibitor may increase the risk of bleeding events that have been strongly linked to adverse outcomes including recurrent ischemia, repeat hospitalization, and death. Over the last years, multiple randomized clinical trials have been published comparing duration of DAPT after PCI and in ACS patients investigating either a shorter or prolonged DAPT regimen.Although current European Society of Cardiology guidelines provide backup to individualize treatment, it seems difficult to identify the ideal patient profile who could safely reduce or prolong DAPT duration in daily clinical practice. The aim of this consensus document is to review the contemporary literature on optimal DAPT duration and to guide clinicians in tailoring antiplatelet strategies in patients undergoing PCI or presenting with ACS.
|Translated title of the contribution||ANMCO/ANCE/ARCA/GICR-IACPR intersociety consensus document: long-term antiplatelet therapy in patients with coronary artery disease|
|Number of pages||69|
|Journal||Giornale italiano di cardiologia (2006)|
|Publication status||Published - May 2018|