Tag Archives: antiplatelet therapy

AHA 2019 | TWILIGHT: discontinuar la aspirina luego de un síndrome coronario agudo

AHA 2019 | TWILIGHT: Discontinue Aspirin after Acute Coronary Syndrome

AHA 2019 | TWILIGHT: Discontinue Aspirin after Acute Coronary Syndrome

This study findings confirm less bleeding at no extra cost of thrombotic events when aspirin is discontinued after an acute coronary syndrome (ACS).  In the same line as the original TWILIGHT, this study focused on ACS patients alone (excluding STEMI) and confirmed that aspirin discontinuation after 3-month DAPT to continue with ticagrelor alone, reduced the

Highlights TCT 2019

TCT 2019 | TWILIGHT: Minimal DAPT in High Bleeding Risk Patients

Courtesy of the SBHCI. Monotherapy with a P2Y12 inhibitor after a minimum period (3 months) of dual antiplatelet antiaggregation (DAPT) is a valid treatment option to reduce bleeding in patients at high risk of bleeding complications.  The present double-blind study presented at TCT 2019 simultaneously published in NEJM analyzed ticagrelor monotherapy (prior 3 months DAPT)

ESC 2019 | ISAR-REACT 5 | Prasugrel o ticagrelor en el SAC, ¿Cuál es mejor?

ESC 2019 | ISAR-REACT 5 | Which Is Better in ACS, Prasugrel or Ticagrelor?

Courtesy of Dr. Carlos Fava. The benefit of dual antiplatelet therapy in acute coronary syndromes (ACS) has been proven long ago, and both prasugrel and ticagrelor have offered best results than clopidogrel. However, nowadays, it is unclear which of them is superior in the long term, taking into account the fact that one starts to

cangrelor vs. clopidogrel

ESC 2019 | THEMIS-PCI: Unlike in the Main Study, Here Ticagrelor Is Indeed Effective

This is a sub-study of the THEMIS presented during the ESC 2019 scientific sessions in Paris, and simultaneously published in Lancet. They were all diabetics with stable coronary artery disease, but in this sub-study patients also had prior PCI. It included over 11000 patients with prior PCI for whom the combination of ticagrelor and aspirin

ESC 2019 | THEMIS: Ticagrelor in Diabetics with Stable Coronary Artery Disease

The use of ticagrelor in patients with stable coronary artery disease significantly reduces the rate of major cardiovascular events when compared against aspirin, according to this study presented on Sunday at ESC 2019 simultaneously published in NEJM, though the cost in terms of major bleeding seems unacceptable. Primary end point rate (composite of cardiovascular death,

Balancear el riesgo de sangrado vs trombótico para definir el tiempo de doble antiagregación

Can Antiplatelet Therapy Affect the Life of Coronary Grafts?

The antiplatelet treatment strategy providing optimal balance between thrombotic and bleeding risks in patients undergoing myocardial revascularization surgery is unclear. What does seem somewhat certain is that some antiplatelet therapy is necessary to prevent early thrombosis, mainly in vein grafts, but (as opposed to what happens with angioplasty) there are other relevant factors such as

ASCEND: Aspirina para prevención primaria en diabéticos no pasa el costo/beneficio

ESC 2018 | ASCEND: Aspirin for Primary Prevention in Diabetic Patients Fails the Cost-Benefit Analysis

The obvious risk of bleeding posed by aspirin was too clear in this work, casting a shadow of doubt over the indication of aspirin for primary prevention in diabetic patients. According to the ASCEND trial, presented at the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) 2018 Congress and simultaneously published in NEJM, aspirin reduces cardiovascular events as

ESC 2018 | FRANCE-TAVI: Atrial Fibrillation and Anticoagulation Associated to Mortality in TAVR

Some of the many ongoing randomized studies including patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) might finally answer the question on the best antithrombotic scheme post TAVR. According to this registry, in patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve replacement, independent predictors of death at 3 years are being a man, having moderate to severe kidney failure, and having