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Dual antithrombotic therapy after percutaneous coronary intervention

Watch Dr Christopher Cannon discuss his study: Dual Antithrombotic Therapy with Dabigatran after PCI in Atrial Fibrillation


In patients with atrial fibrillation who have had a percutaneous coronary intervention, the current standard practice is to prescribe “triple therapy” i.e. warfarin plus two antiplatelet agents including an aspirin. However, this is associated with a high risk of bleeding. This ground-breaking trial compares triple therapy with “dual therapy” (dabigatran plus one antiplatelet agent).

Target audience

This educational activity is designed for cardiologists, surgeons, primary care physicians, GPs, nurses and any other healthcare professional with an interest or role in atrial fibrillation management.

Learning objectives

  • Describe outcomes from new data regarding the impact on bleeding and thrombotic events of dual therapy with dabigatran and a P2Y12 inhibitor as compared with triple therapy with warfarin,  a P2Y12 inhibitor and aspirin in this patient population


Christopher Cannon
Baim Institute for Clinical Research, Massachusetts, USA