Articles  |   May 2018
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Cardiovascular Anesthesia / Education / CPD / Quality Improvement / Articles
Articles   |   May 2018
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ASA Monitor 5 2018, Vol.82, 48-49.
ASA Monitor 5 2018, Vol.82, 48-49.
According to a systematic review used to develop the 2016 American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association (ACC/AHA) guidelines for duration of dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT), which of the following statements is most likely true regarding the duration of DAPT after implantation of a newer-generation drug-eluting stent (DES)?
In 2011, guidelines from the ACC/AHA recommended that DAPT be continued for at least 12 months after implantation of a DES. This recommendation was based primarily on studies of first-generation DESs. Since that time, newer-generation DESs, which have a lower rate of stent thrombosis, have become prevalent. These newer stents include zotarolimus-eluting stents, biolimus-eluting stents, and everolimus-eluting stents with biodegradable polymers.
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