Dual antithrombotic therapy after percutaneous coronary intervention

Watch Dr Christopher Cannon discuss his study: Dual Antithrombotic Therapy with Dabigatran after PCI in Atrial Fibrillation

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In patients with atrial fibrillation who have had a percutaneous coronary intervention, the current standard practice is to prescribe “triple therapy” i.e. warfarin plus two antiplatelet agents including an aspirin. However, this is associated with a high risk of bleeding. This ground-breaking trial compares triple therapy with “dual therapy” (dabigatran plus one antiplatelet agent).

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