Antiplatelet articles

Esquema corto y monoterapia, una práctica llena de evidencia

Short Therapy and Monotherapy, Plenty of Evidence

Short Therapy and Monotherapy, Plenty of Evidence

A short dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) of 1 to 3 months followed by P2Y12 inhibitor monotherapy after second generation drug eluting stent (DES) implantation is safer and as effective as the traditional scheme. The idea is clear, but why hasn’t aspirin monotherapy been tested as follow up? Is aspirin old fashioned? Are there physiopathological reasons

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Net Clinical Benefit of Long-Term Ticagrelor

Ticagrelor reduces ischemic risk in patients with a history of acute myocardial infarction, but it increases the risk of bleeding. Keeping a delicate balance is paramount when prescribing long-term ticagrelor to patients with a history of infarction. The PEGASUS-TIMI 54 study randomized 21,162 patients with a history of infarction on a 1:1:1 ratio: some received ticagrelor

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Ticagrelor: Yet Another Pleiotropic Effect?

Studies in animals have shown ticagrelor offers better myocardial protection against reperfusion injury after ST elevation MI than clopidogrel.  This had to be tested in the clinical arena, which is the aim of this study (published in JACC Intv): to assess left ventricular remodeling after reperfusion.  The study included patients undergoing their first ST elevation

Experiencia de la cirugía

Should We Discontinue Anticoagulation Before TAVR?

Against what common sense dictates, continuing oral anticoagulation pre- and post- transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) is safe, according to this article soon to be published in JACC Interventions. There was no increase in hemorrhagic or vascular complications and, paradoxically, those who continued using anticoagulant agents received fewer transfusions that those who did not. A

Más stents suman evidencia al esquema corto y nos acercamos al “efecto de clase”

More Evidence for Short Term DAPT: Approaching “the Class Effect”

Patients at high risk of bleeding undergoing coronary angioplasty with Orsiro stent can be considered for a short dual antiplatelet scheme.  These data come from the SMART-CHOICE study recently published in JAHA, adding the Orsiro stent to the list of devices supporting 3-month DAPT.  This study included 2993 patients undergoing coronary angioplasty randomized to 3

Diabetes y enfermedad vascular periférica: viejas drogas con nueva evidencia

Diabetes and Peripheral Vascular Disease: Old Drugs, New Evidence

This paper, recently published in JAHA, showed that patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus exhibiting lower-limb vascular disease benefit from combining cilostazol and clopidogrel. Treatment for at least 6 months with clopidogrel (75 mg/QD) plus cilostazol (100 mg/BID) significantly reduces ischemic events—including stroke, infarction, and death from vascular causes—compared with clopidogrel monotherapy. Adding cilostazol reduces ischemic events, but that

Webinar SOLACI | Innovación terapia dual corta en pacientes con alto riesgo de sangrado

Watch again our Webinar on Short Dual Therapy in Patients with High Bleeding Risk

Watch again our Webinar on “Short Dual Therapy in Patients with High Bleeding Risk” on our Youtube account. The event was held on 12/08/2020 and had the participation of more than 200 people and the support of ABBOTT. What things will I learn if I watch this video? 04:02 | Innovation: Short Dual Therapy in

AHA 2020 | El clopidogrel resiste como la mejor opción en pacientes electivos

AHA 2020 | Clopidogrel Resists as the Best Option in Elective Patients

High risk patients undergoing elective PCI treated with a more potent antiplatelet scheme (ticagrelor) vs. the classic clopidogrel do not see a benefit in protection against periprocedural events and instead see increased costs and minor bleeding rate.  These are the outcomes of the ALPHEUS study presented at AHA 2020 simultaneously published in the Lancet. Ticagrelor

Esquema corto y monoterapia, una práctica llena de evidencia

Antiplatelet Therapy in Elderly Population: Are the New P2Y12 Inhibitors Safe?

Should elderly patients stick to clopidogrel? The first large study on prasugrel showed an unacceptable increase of bleeding in elderly patients, suggesting the use of 5 mg (although the sample size was small, which hindered the determination of dose efficacy). Later, ticagrelor showed better efficacy than clopidogrel without apparent safety concerns. However, specific evidence on elderly

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Ticagrelor or Prasugrel in ST Elevation MI

In patients undergoing ST elevation acute myocardial infarction (STEMI) receiving primary PCI, no significative differences between prasugrel and ticagrelor were found. However, the latter was associated to a significantly higher number of repeat MI when considered separately.  Few studies have compared the efficacy and safety of the two most potent oral P2Y12 receptor inhibitors in

Angioplasty in Aspirin-Free Stable Patients with Prasugrel: Innovation Continues

Potent P2Y12 receptor inhibitors, such as prasugrel and ticagrelor, have been tested mainly in a setting of acute coronary syndromes. There is little evidence on stable patients, particularly for prasugrel. Designing a study with that purpose seemed challenging enough, but adding aspirin discontinuation in patients without a particularly high bleeding risk took this research to

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