Strategies of Clopidogrel Load and Atorvastatin Reload - ARMYDA-9 CAROTID


A 600 mg load of clopidogrel has been shown to be superior to 300 mg in patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). Similarly, periprocedural loading with high-dose statin has been shown to be beneficial in patients undergoing PCI, despite being on background statin therapy. The current trial sought to study the efficacy of 600 mg clopidogrel and high-dose statin in neuroprotection in patients undergoing carotid stenting.