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Consolidating the value of the standardised ARC-HBR definition

EuroIntervention 2021;16:1126-1128. DOI: 10.4244/EIJV16I14A202

1. Department of Advanced Biomedical Sciences, Federico II University of Naples, Naples, Italy


Bleeding events impact negatively on prognosis in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) whether they are undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) or not1,2. Identifying high bleeding risk (HBR) patients has crucial implications for clinical and pharmacological management and for prognosis. Some trials assessing different stent platforms and dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) have been conducted or are ongoing in these delicate patients; however, the lack of standardisation in defining HBR patients inevitably limits trial design, data interpretation, and clinical decision making. The Academic Research Consortium for HBR (ARC-HBR) recently proposed criteria to standardise the definition of HBR for use in ...

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