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The balance of bleeding and ischaemic events in surgical patients after stenting

EuroIntervention 2014;10:17-19. DOI: 10.4244/EIJV10I1A3

Medical Clinic I, Städtische Kliniken Neuss, Lukaskrankenhaus GmbH, Neuss, Germany
Over the last two decades coronary stent implantation has emerged as a standard treatment for patients with coronary artery disease presenting with stable angina or acute coronary syndrome. Concomitant dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) is essential for coronary stent implantation to avoid stent thrombosis, which could happen during the acute (<24 hours), subacute (day 1 to 28), late (up to one year) or very late phase (>1 year). Actual guidelines recommend DAPT for four weeks in patients with stable angina and bare metal stent implantation, while patients with drug-eluting stent implantation should receive DAPT for six to 12 months1. In contrast, patients with stent ...

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