Antithrombotic Therapy


The Practical Cardiology™ Antithrombotic Therapy clinical resource center offers updates and information about the latest in the fields of antiplatelet and anticoagulation therapy. On this page you will find content related to FDA approvals and the latest information for preventing thrombosis in the form of articles, video interviews with leading experts, clinician-authored columns, and more.

Dissonance Between Clinicians and Patients Could Prevent Optimal Prescription of Oral Anticoagulants

May 19, 2021

An analysis of patient and clinician responses to surveys within BOAT-AF suggests many were willing to consider DOACs but were never prescribed anticoagulation and also provides insight into how trends in this cohort compared to those in the ACC's PINNACLE registry.

ADAPTABLE Study Finds Optimal Aspirin Dose Could Come Down to Patient Preference

May 15, 2021

The ADAPTABLE study from DCRI suggests patients with existing CVD saw similar outcomes whether they were receiving 81 mg or 325 mg aspirin, but also suggests patients with the higher dose were more likely to discontinue therapy.

AHA/ASA Release Guidance for Treatment of COVID-19 Vaccine-Related Clotting, Low Platelet Counts

May 03, 2021

The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association have released a special report related to the treatment of blood clots or low platelet counts related to the COVID-19 vaccine, which has garnered mass amounts of attention despite being a rare complication.

Extended-Duration DAPT Reduces Mortality, Event Rate in TWILIGHT-like Patients

April 29, 2021

An SCAI 2021 analysis of more than 4k patients with characteristics similar to those included in the TWILIGHT trial indicates extended-duration DAPT, defined as a duration of more than 12 months post-PCI, was a more efficacious approach than short-term DAPT in this patient population.