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Meta-analysis Supports Benefits of Short-term DAPT Among Elderly Patients

from TCTMD

A new meta-analysis is helping to fill a knowledge gap regarding the optimal duration of dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) in elderly patients treated with drug-eluting stents, supporting a less-is-more approach. "The main clinical message is that short-term DAPT may be considered in elderly patients receiving next-generation drug-eluting stents to reduce bleeding events without an increase of ischemic events," study co-author Myeong-Ki Hong, MD, told TCTMD in an email, adding that he would like to see future randomized trials look at this issue. more

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