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ARTE: ¿AsEl fin de la aspirina para los pacientes anticoagulados que reciben angioplastiapirina o aspirina más clopidogrel post TAVI?

HOST-EXAM: The Study that Challenges Aspirin as Long-Term Antiplatelet Therapy

HOST-EXAM: The Study that Challenges Aspirin as Long-Term Antiplatelet Therapy

The HOST-EXAM study (which was prospective, randomized, and open-label, with the participation of 37 Korean sites) was specifically designed to determine the role of aspirin as the long-term antiplatelet therapy of choice after angioplasty with current drug-eluting stents. To this end, the study compared aspirin head-to-head with clopidogrel. Over the course of four years, 5438 patients (mean

¿Desescalar la doble antiagregación es el nuevo paradigma?

Dual Antiaggregation De-Escalation: A New Paradigm?

De-escalating dual antiaggregation could be the most effective strategy after acute coronary syndrome seeing as it prevents bleeding and cut down costs with no increase of ischemic events.  Balancing the effects of dual antiaggregation therapy (DAPT) in the era of potent P2Y12 inhibitors has become the cornerstone of acute coronary syndrome (ACS) management.  This meta-analysis

Sangrados mayores en pacientes con AAS más rivaroxabán

AAS vs DAPT post TAVI: Meta-Analysis of Randomized Studies

Aspirin monotherapy (ASA) reduced the combined risk of thrombotic and bleeding events compared against dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) in patients receiving transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). This meta-analysis has only reproduced smaller randomize study outcomes and does not include the OCEAN-TAVI registry, the only one that has shown something different so far.  Even though ASA

doble antiagregación plaquetaria

DAPT vs. Monotherapy: The Dilemma Remains After Surgery

Patients who undergo myocardial revascularization surgery and are discharged on dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT)—aspirin plus clopidogrel—have a lower risk of major cardiovascular and cerebral events than patients on aspirin monotherapy. Furthermore, the risk of bleeding is not increased for those receiving DAPT. This information comes from a registry of over 18,000 patients recently published in the

Aspirina o clopidogrel post TAVI: Guías y estudios llenos de contradicciones

Post TAVR Aspirin vs. Clopidogrel: Conflicting Findings and Guidelines

One month ago we shared a meta-analysis stating aspirin (ASA) as the best antiplatelet following TAVR vs. 3 to 6 dual antiplatelet therapy suggested by guidelines.  At that time, guideline recommendations appeared obsolete. Several studies had started to support ASA monotherapy as the best antiaggregation scheme after TAVR. However, in the light of this new

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

Very Short Dual Antiplatelet Therapy after Complex PCI

The 1-month outcomes of dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) followed by clopidogrel monotherapy were comparable to 12-month DAPT in patients with both simple and complex PCI. There was no significant interaction between DAPT period and procedure difficulty.  This is a post hoc study of the STOPDAPT-2 that looked at the complex PCI patient subgroup.   It is

ACC 2021 | HOST-EXAM: Clopidogrel vs AAS como monoterapia post DAPT en las angioplastias

ACC 2021 | HOST-EXAM: Clopidogrel vs ASA monotherapy post DAPT in PCI patients

Clopidogrel monotherapy after dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) was associated with reduced mortality, MI, stroke, and other events in patients receiving PCI compared against aspirin monotherapy (ASA). This information was provided by the Korean HOST-EXAM study, presented at ACC 2021 scientific sessions, and simultaneously published in the Lancet. Researchers followed patients for 2 years and observed

ACC 2021 | TALOS-AMI: desescalar luego de 1 mes de ticagrelor a clopidogrel

ACC 2021 | TALOS-AMI: De-escalating from Ticagrelor to Clopidogrel after One Month

After one-month dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) with aspirin and ticagrelor, a net clinical benefit was observed when de-escalating to clopidogrel in acute myocardial infarction (AMI) patients treated with PCI.  We have discussed the pros and cons of de-escalating from a potent antiplatelets Such as ticagrelor to clopidogrel since the TOPIC presented at EuroPCR in 2017. What


Back to Basics: Ticagrelor Questioned and Clopidogrel in the Limelight

Yet another observational study has come to question the antiaggregation power of ticagrelor when it comes to death or MI reduction, pointing at its higher risk of bleeding vs. clopidogrel.  This new analysis recently published in JAHA includes a large number of patients undergoing acute coronary syndrome (ACS) in the clinical practice.  Ticagrelor has been


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