Antithrombotic therapy in atrial fibrillation patients with coronary artery disease: shifting paradigm to a "less is more" concept regimen.

This article reviews current evidence and focuses on the optimal approach to antithrombotic treatment in patients with AF undergoing PCI in acute and chronic/stable phases. PMID: 32389534 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: J Cardiol Source Type: research

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This study evaluated the benefit of dual therapy in reducing ischemic events in atrial fibrillation (AF) patients presenting with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) or undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). We searched PubMed, Cochrane Library, and ClinicalTrials.gov for randomized controlled trials (RCTs) comparing dual and triple therapies (oral anticoagulation plus aspirin and P2Y12 inhibitor) for AF patients with ACS or those undergoing PCI. The composite primary outcome included all-cause death, myocardial infarction (MI), stent thrombosis (ST), or stroke. Relative risk (RR) and the corresponding 95% confiden...
Source: Aging - Category: Biomedical Science Authors: Tags: Aging (Albany NY) Source Type: research
Conclusion: In adults with AF after PCI, dual therapy reduces risk for bleeding compared with triple therapy, whereas its effects on risks for death and ischemic end points are still unclear. Primary Funding Source: None. PMID: 32176890 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Annals of Internal Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Tags: Ann Intern Med Source Type: research
Authors: Gumprecht J, Domek M, Lip GY Abstract Introduction: The non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs) are changing the landscape for stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation (AF) and prevention or treatment of venous thromboembolism (VTE). In patients with AF and concomitant acute coronary syndrome (ACS), the treatment regimen of combined NOACs and P2Y12 inhibitors is gaining popularity. Areas covered: The authors conducted a review of studies published in the last 10 years regarding safety evaluation and effectiveness of apixaban for the treatment of AF and ACS, both alone and in combination with d...
Source: Expert Opinion on Drug Safety - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Expert Opin Drug Saf Source Type: research
gro G Abstract Background: Combination of dual antiplatelet (DAPT) and oral anticoagulation therapy is required to decrease cardioembolic stroke and stent thrombosis risk in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) and acute coronary syndrome (ACS). We compared the safety and efficacy of dabigatran etexilate with vitamin K antagonist (VKA), in combination with DAPT (aspirin plus clopidogrel) treatment in AF patients who underwent percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) with stenting for ACS. Methods: Consecutive nonvalvular AF patients who received twice-daily dabigatran 110 mg (n = 389) or VKA (n = 510) and D...
Source: Biomed Res - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Biomed Res Int Source Type: research
Publication date: November 2018Source: Canadian Journal of Cardiology, Volume 34, Issue 11Author(s): Jason G. Andrade, Marc W. Deyell, Graham C. Wong, Laurent MacleAbstractAtrial fibrillation (AF) is a progressive chronic disease characterized by exacerbations and periods of remission. It is estimated that up to 20% to 30% of those with AF also have coronary artery disease (CAD), and 5% to 15% will require percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). In patients with concomitant AF and CAD, management remains challenging and requires a careful and balanced assessment of the risk of bleeding against the anticipated impact on i...
Source: Canadian Journal of Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
Authors: Clarke A, Ibrahim A, Kiernan TJ Abstract INTRODUCTION: Patients with atrial fibrillation taking oral anticoagulation and undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention with stent insertion are recommended to receive antithrombotic therapy with aspirin and P2Y12 receptor antagonist. This combinatory regime encompasses triple therapy (TT). Although TT reduces the risk of ischaemic events such as stroke and stent thrombosis, it is associated with an increased bleeding risk. Areas covered: The efficacy and safety profile of TT is uncertain with undetermined optimal duration and therapeutic combination. This rev...
Source: Expert Review of Cardiovascular Therapy - Category: Cardiology Tags: Expert Rev Cardiovasc Ther Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 20 August 2018Source: Canadian Journal of CardiologyAuthor(s): Jason G. Andrade, Marc W. Deyell, Graham C. Wong, Laurent MacleABSTRACTAtrial fibrillation (AF) is a progressive chronic disease characterized by exacerbations and periods of remission. It is estimated that up to 20-30% of those with AF also have coronary artery disease (CAD), and 5-15% will require percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). In patients with concomitant AF and CAD, management remains challenging and requires a careful and balanced assessment of the risk of bleeding against the anticipated impact on ischemic out...
Source: Canadian Journal of Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
ConclusionsIn this long-term study of high-risk and real-world AF-patients with PCI, DT with NOAC and P2Y12 inhibitor (6  months) followed by NOAC monotherapy was safe and effective.
Source: Cardiology and Therapy - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
AbstractThe number of patients with atrial fibrillation undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is increasing. Since these patients have a CHA2DS2-VASc score of 1 or higher, they should be treated with oral anticoagulation to prevent stroke. However, combination therapy with oral anticoagulation for prevention of embolic stroke and dual platelet inhibition for prevention of coronary thrombosis significantly increases bleeding complications. The optimal combination, intensity and duration of antithrombotic combination therapy is still not known. In the rather small randomized WOEST trial, the combination of a vi...
Source: Clinical Research in Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
ConclusionsIn this long-term study of high-risk and real-world AF-patients with PCI, DT with NOAC and P2Y12 inhibitor (6  months) followed by NOAC monotherapy was safe and effective.
Source: Cardiology and Therapy - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
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