Is There A LIfe for DES after discontinuation of Clopidogrel - ITALIC


Current American College of Cardiology (ACC)/American Heart Association (AHA) guidelines recommend that dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) with aspirin and an ADP receptor antagonist be continued for a minimum of 12 months following drug-eluting stent (DES) percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). The optimal duration, however, remains unclear. This trial sought to investigate if 6 months of DAPT would be noninferior to 24 months in patients undergoing everolimus-eluting stent (EES) PCI.