Incidence and predictors of adverse events after dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) cessation in patients treated with thin stents (<100 microns) in unprotected left main (ULM) or coronary bifurcation remain undefined. All consecutive patients presenting with a critical lesion of an ULM or involving a main coronary bifurcation who were treated with very thin strut stents were included. MACE (a composite end point of cardiovascular death, myocardial infarction [MI], target lesion revascularization [TLR], and stent thrombosis [ST]) was the primary endpoint, whereas target vessel revascularization (TVR) was the secondary endpoint, with particular attention to type and occurrence of ST and occurrence of ST, CV death, and MI during DAPT or after DAPT discontinuation.
D'Ascenzo F, Barbero U, Abdirashid M, Trabattoni D, Boccuzzi G, Ryan N, Quadri G, Capodanno D, Venuti G, Muscoli S, Tomassini F, Autelli M, Montabone A, Wojakowski W, Rognoni A, Gallo D, Parma R, De Luca L, Figini F, Mitomo S, Montefusco A, Mattesini A, Wańha W, Protasiewicz M, Smolka G, Huczek Z, Rolfo C, Cortese B, Chieffo A, Kuliczowki W, Nuñez-Gil I, Morbiducci U, Ugo F, Marengo G, Iannaccone M, Cerrato E, Mario CD, Moretti C, D'Amico M, Varbella F, Lüscher TF, Sheiban I, Escaned J, Romeo F, Rinaldi M, De Ferrari GM, Helft G. Incidence of Adverse Events at 3 Months Versus at 12 Months After Dual Antiplatelet Therapy Cessation in Patients Treated With Thin Stents With Unprotected Left Main or Coronary Bifurcations. Am J Cardiol 2019 Nov 23. pii: S0002-9149(19)31294-9. doi: 10.1016/j.amjcard.2019.10.058