Cardio-Cerebrovascular Most Recent
Dual Antiplatelet Therapy for Cardiovascular Protection: Indication, Duration, and Other Considerations
Dual antiplatelet therapy (DAT) with acetylsalicylic acid and a thienopyridine agent (clopidogrel) as secondary prevention for patients with atherosclerotic coronary artery disease has been proven effective in those with unstable angina or acute coronary syndromes and following a percutaneous coronary intervention.
Chronic angina is a common problem among older adults. The burden of coronary heart disease in patients over age 75 is high.
MD, FRCPC, FACP, AGSF
I had to acknowledge a few truths: cardiology is more popular than geriatrics, older patients have a high burden of CVS disease and need cardiologists, and most cardiologists see large numbers of older adults.