Outcomes of the STOPDAPT-2 trial show that 1 month of dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) followed by clopidogrel monotherapy offers a net clinical benefit when it comes to ischaemic and bleeding events in comparison with 12 months of DAPT consisting of aspirin and clopidogrel after the implantation of cobalt-chromium everolimus-eluting stents .
STOPDAPT-2 was a Japanese study involving 89 centres and >3,000 patients. A total of 38% of these patients had acute coronary syndrome. Patients received DAPT for the first month (clopidogrel or prasugrel and aspirin); after that period, they were randomised to clopidogrel monotherapy or DAPT (clopidogrel and aspirin) through 1 year. The primary endpoint of the study was a composite of cardiovascular (CV) death, myocardial infarction (MI), definite stent thrombosis, stroke, or thrombolysis in myocardial infarction major/minor bleeding at 12 months.
The results suggested clopidogrel monotherapy was superio...
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Table of Contents: ACC 2019
Acute and Stable Ischaemic Heart Disease
Arrhythmias and Clinical Electrophysiology
Congenital Heart Disease
Heart Failure and Cardiomyopathies
Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension and Venous Thromboembolism
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