Monday, September 02, 2013

Little Risk When Doc Says Stop DAPT

The European Society of Cardiology is having their big meeting.  Here is the story
Discontinuing DAPT per doctor's orders is ok else big trouble
Here are the highlights
  • For patients undergoing PCI and discharged on dual anti-platelet therapy (DAPT), patients who discontinue dual anti-platelet therapy on the advice of their physician are much less likely to have a disruption-triggered event, a study found.
  • Note that there was an increased risk observed in patients who stopped DAPT due to bleeding or non-compliance, although there was a wide variation according to the underlying context in which antiplatelet therapy was withdrawn.


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