Encourage Aspirin Alone After a Year for Most Stent Patients

New data will help clarify how long aspirin PLUS another antiplatelet drug should be used after a coronary stent.

We know that aspirin plus another antiplatelet (clopidogrel, etc) need to be used ideally for at least a MONTH after a bare-metal stent...or usually a YEAR after a drug-eluting stent.

And all patients need the combo for at least a year after an acute coronary syndrome (ACS)...whether a stent is placed or not.

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