Antiplatelet articles

Diabetes y enfermedad vascular periférica: viejas drogas con nueva evidencia

Is it Possible to Reduce DAPT Time in Diabetic Patients?

Is it Possible to Reduce DAPT Time in Diabetic Patients?

Short-duration dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) with DES is growing steadily, especially for chronic coronary syndromes. There is also some evidence regarding its use in acute coronary syndrome. However, diabetes is a well-known risk factor for both restenosis and thrombosis, since it involves more complex and longer lesions in vessels that

Can We Use DAPT for 3 Months in Acute Coronary Syndrome?

Current guidelines recommend 12-month dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) after DES stenting for acute coronary syndrome (ACS) because of elevated MACE risk.  The development of more modern stents, with thin and ultrathin struts, compared against prior versions, has resulted in more effective devices in terms of stent thrombosis and restenosis.  Prolonged DAPT has been associated with

Fentanilo en la angioplatia: ¿Cuál es el precio de un mayor confort en el procedimiento?

Ticagrelor or Prasugrel Post-PCI in Daily Practice Patients

The ISAR-REACT 5 showed a significant reduction in the composite outcome of death, acute myocardial infarction (AMI), or stroke when using prasugrel vs. ticagrelor in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS), mainly at the expense of an AMI reduction. While this study changed clinical practice, it has stirred some criticism regarding certain methodological aspects, such

How Do We Manage Antiaggregation in BARC I Bleeding after AMI?

Dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) after acute myocardial infarction (AMI) has been shown useful to reduce thrombotic events, but one of its downsides is bleeding, especially in elderly patients. BARC bleeding type I, also called nuisance bleeding (NB), is of low frequency, but its evolution and impact remain unclear, as does its management.  A subanalysis of

¿La seguridad y eficacia de la monoterapia con Ticagrelor depende del índice de masa corporal?

Safety and Efficacy of Ticagrelor Monotherapy According to BMI

Obesity is growing dramatically around the world, regardless of income. For instance, 53% of US adults are obese, and 53% of people in the EU are overweight.  The actual impact of elevated body mass index (BMI) in antiaggregation safety and efficacy, being it DAPT or SAPT, has not yet been properly looked at.   This is

El ticagrelor muestra beneficios en la función microvascular coronaria luego de un IAMSEST

Adherence to P2Y12 Inhibitors in Acute Coronary Syndrome: Prognosis

Non-adherence to medication in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) remains to be solved; the use of polypills and a closer follow up have been tried out (follow up calls and motivation groups). Antiaggregation guidelines recommend dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) for at least one year after ACS.  Adherence to drug treatment is comprised of multiple

El ticagrelor muestra beneficios en la función microvascular coronaria luego de un IAMSEST

Ticagrelor Monotherapy: Valid after 12 Months?

Recent studies on antiplatelet antiaggregation support the use of short dual antiaggregation therapy (DAPT), even in unforeseen scenarios, such as complex PCI.  On the contrary, in patients with high ischemic risk, there is still evidence in favor of prolonged antiaggregation, mainly through the DAPT study, which showed lower risk of major ischemic events with DAPT

El ticagrelor muestra beneficios en la función microvascular coronaria luego de un IAMSEST

An Abbreviated Dual Antiplatelet Regimen Is Also Safe in Patients at High Risk for Bleeding Undergoing Complex Angioplasty

The MASTER DAPT study analyzed the results of an abbreviated (mean 34 days) vs. conventional dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) in 4579 patients treated with angioplasty and a biodegradable polymer sirolimus-eluting stent. This recent publication on the same study analyzed the evolution within the same strategies of the subgroup of patients with complex angioplasty and compared

Doble antiagregación en TAVI, simple es mejor?

High Risk of Bleeding after PCI: More Evidence for Short DAPT

Dual antiaggregation therapy (DAPT) with ASA and P2Y12 during 6 to 12 months is the indicated strategy after DES stenting to reduce ischemic events. However, in patients with elevated risk of bleeding (HBR) guideline and expert recommendations is 1-6 months, since there is plenty of evidence in favor, except for a randomized study, the MASTER

ELUVIA: DES en territorio femoropoplíteo con lesiones complejas

Two Safe Stents at Two Years in High Bleeding Risk

There is a consistent number of patients presenting high risk of bleeding. In this context, receiving dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) for 12 months would not be advisable. Even though the European and American guidelines recommend 1 to 6 months for chronic and acute syndromes in this group, these are often complex PCI cases, which makes

Resultados a 2 años de los stents liberadores de Zotarolimus vs stents libres de polímero liberadores de Biolimus. ¿Son seguros en pacientes con alto riesgo de sangrado?

Results of Zotarolimus-Eluting Stents vs Biolimus-Eluting Polymer-Free Stents After 2 Years. Are They Safe in Patients at High Risk for Bleeding?

The proportion of patients treated with coronary angioplasty who are at a high risk for bleeding is increasing. In this population, extended dual antithrombotic therapy increases the risk of bleeding. The 1-year randomized Onyx one study has demonstrated the non-inferiority of zotarolimus-eluting stents (ZES) vs. biolimus-coated polymer-free stent BioFreedom (DCS). Patients received dual-antiplatelet therapy (DAPT)