Why You May Need This Two-Drug Combo After Stenting

Love them or hate them, these drugs help prevent blood clots inside stents.

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If you have a drug-eluting stent (DES), the combination of two common antiplatelet drugs is lessening the chance that a heart attack-causing blood clot will form inside the stent. The drug regimen, known as dual-antiplatelet therapy, or DAPT, includes low-dose aspirin plus clopidogrel (Plavix), ticagrelor (Brilinta) or prasugrel (Effient).
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