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EDITORIAL REVIEW
Year : 2018  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 3-8

Dual antiplatelet therapy after percutaneous coronary intervention and stenting: Customize your approach


1 Department of Cardiology, Medanta-The Medicity, Gurgaon, Haryana, India
2 Department of Cardiology, Virinchi Hospital, Indo-US Super Speciality Hospital, Hyderabad, Telangana, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Gagandeep S Wander
Department of Cardiology, Medanta-The Medicity, Sector 38, Gurgaon, Haryana 122011
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/IHJI.IHJI_18_18

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Dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT), defined as a combination of aspirin with one other oral antiplatelet agent (among clopidogrel, prasugrel, and ticagrelor), has become an essential component of pharmacological management of patients who have undergone a percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). Over the last few years, a vast amount of information has become available about the appropriate indications, choice, and duration of DAPT following PCI in different patient subsets. This review summarizes these evidences and provides a practical guidance for the selection of appropriate DAPT in different clinical settings.


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