Duration of Dual Antiplatelet Therapy After Implantation of Drug-Eluting Stents - DES-LATE


Drug-eluting stents (DES) are associated with decreased restenosis and need for target lesion revascularization, as compared with bare-metal stents, in patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). However, there is a higher risk of late stent thrombosis with DES, especially after clopidogrel is stopped.

Current guidelines mandate dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) with aspirin and clopidogrel for at least 12 months after DES PCI, and it is sometimes continued as lo...