DAPT: A Drug Regimen That Saves Lives After Stenting

Taking two antiplatelet drugs prevents clots from forming inside a stent and causing a heart attack.


If you have undergone stenting to improve blood flow through your coronary arteries, you likely have been prescribed dual anti-platelet therapy, or DAPT. It’s a two-drug regimen consisting of aspirin plus a P2Y12 inhibitor—clopidogrel (Plavix®), ticagrelor (Brilinta®) or prasugrel (Effient®). DAPT prevents blood clots from forming inside a stent.

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