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PCI patients taking oral anticoagulants may not need aspirin

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f1052 (Published 20 February 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f1052

The management of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in people taking long term oral anticoagulants involves a difficult balancing act, so that the risk of bleeding is minimised while protection against thromboembolic events is maximised. One preliminary trial suggests that clopidogrel alone causes fewer bleeds in these …

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