Feel Comfortable Switching Many Patients to Clopidogrel Early After a Stent

You'll face questions about whether it's okay for patients to switch antiplatelet meds after a coronary stent.

Current guidelines prefer dual antiplatelet therapy with aspirin plus Brilinta (ticagrelor) or Effient (prasugrel) after an acute coronary syndrome...instead of aspirin plus clopidogrel.

Earlier studies suggest that Brilinta or Effient reduces the risk of a recurrent CV event more than clopidogrel...but causes more bleeding.

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