DAPT+VKA combo linked to lower stroke risk, mortality in Afib after PCI with stent

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  • Dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT)+vitamin K antagonist is linked with lower stroke, stent thrombosis, all-cause mortality in atrial fibrillation (Afib) after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) vs DAPT alone but higher major bleeding risk.

Why this matters  

  • Controversy remains regarding outcomes with triple therapy vs DAPT alone following stent implantation in patients with Afib undergoing PCI.

Key results 

  • Higher major bleeding risk with triple therapy (OR, 0.62; P<.0001).
  • No differences for myocardial infarction, major adverse cardiovascular event (ORs, 1.27 and 1.17, respectively).
  • Stent thrombosis, stroke, all-cause mortality lower with triple therapy vs DAPT (ORs,...