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How long should dual antiplatelet therapy be given after a drug-eluting stent insertion?

Posted by on Sep 19, 2016 in Coronary artery disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This paper studied how long dual antiplatelet therapy should be given for after a drug-eluting stent insertion. The authors concluded that continuing dual antiplatelet therapy beyond 12 months can be carefully considered in selected patients with low bleeding risk.  Some background A drug-eluting stent is a mesh wire structure...

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5-Year outcome of a bioresorbable stent

Posted by on Jun 18, 2016 in Coronary artery disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This paper studied the long-term outcomes from the implantation of a bioresorbable scaffold that releases everolimus in patients with coronary stenosis. The 5-year study found that the scaffold was safe for use.  Some background Coronary stenosis refers to narrowing of the blood vessels that supply blood to the heart. This is...

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Do complications during percutaneous coronary intervention affect outcome ?

Posted by on Jan 17, 2016 in Coronary artery disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell The authors studied whether complications during a percutaneous coronary intervention affects outcome in patients. The authors concluded that intra-procedural thrombotic events are associated with greater mortality and other events during hospitalization, 30 days after hospitalization and in the long-term. Some background...

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Is a short or long duration anti-platelet therapy better after stent ?

Posted by on Jul 5, 2015 in Coronary artery disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This paper studied how long patients should have dual-antiplatelet therapy after a drug-eluting stent placement. Some background Drug-eluting stents are devices inserted into the blood vessel to widen it. These stents also release medication, and reduce the likelihood of having further procedures. After a stent placement, medications...

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Is incomplete revascularization associated with decreased survival rates?

Posted by on Jul 27, 2014 in Coronary artery disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell The authors evaluated the impact of incomplete revascularization on mortality (death) in patients receiving stents, particularly drug-eluting stents. Some background Studies using data from the era of drug-eluting stents have in general found that incomplete revascularization (incomplete restoration of blood flow) was associated with...

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