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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 198-199

Double trouble: Drug-eluting stenting in a patient of atrial fibrillation


Department of Cardiology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

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Dr. Danny Kumar
All India Institute of Medical Scienes, New Delhi
India
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DOI: 10.4103/2395-5414.166331

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Stroke prevention is important in patients with atrial fibrillation. Dual antiplatelets are important after a drug coated stent implant in patients with coronary artery disease, while patients with atrial fibrillation need anticoagulation. When to give triple therapy with combination dual antiplatelets and anticoagulation and how to balance the risk and benefits is discussed in this article.


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