Causes and clinical implications of premature discontinuation of dual antiplatelet therapy

Stefano De Servi, Adriana Roncella, Bernhard Reimers

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Abstract

PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To address the problem of dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) discontinuation in patients undergoing surgery. RECENT FINDINGS: In about half of patients who suspend DAPT, the reasons for discontinuation are not known. The price to pay for this suspension is a dramatic increase in mortality and major cardiac adverse events, especially after early suspension (

Original languageEnglish
JournalCurrent Opinion in Cardiology
Volume26
Issue numberSUPPL. 1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2011

Keywords

  • Antiplatelet agents
  • Depression
  • Second-generation stent
  • Stent thrombosis
  • Surgery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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