Journal article

Double-dose versus standard-dose clopidogrel and high-dose versus low-dose aspirin in individuals undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention for acute coronary syndromes (CURRENT-OASIS 7): a randomised factorial trial.

Shamir R Mehta, Jean-Francois Tanguay, John W Eikelboom, Sanjit S Jolly, Campbell D Joyner, Christopher B Granger, David P Faxon, Hans-Jurgen Rupprecht, Andrzej Budaj, Alvaro Avezum, Petr Widimsky, Philippe Gabriel Steg, Jean-Pierre Bassand, Gilles Montalescot, Carlos Macaya, Giuseppe Di Pasquale, Kari Niemela, Andrew E Ajani, Harvey D White, Susan Chrolavicius Show all

Lancet | Published : 2010

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Clopidogrel and aspirin are the most commonly used antiplatelet therapies for percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). We assessed the effect of various clopidogrel and aspirin regimens in prevention of major cardiovascular events and stent thrombosis in patients undergoing PCI. METHODS: The CURRENT-OASIS 7 trial was undertaken in 597 centres in 39 countries. 25,086 individuals with acute coronary syndromes and intended early PCI were randomly assigned to double-dose (600 mg on day 1, 150 mg on days 2-7, then 75 mg daily) versus standard-dose (300 mg on day 1 then 75 mg daily) clopidogrel, and high-dose (300-325 mg daily) versus low-dose (75-100 mg daily) aspirin. Randomisation ..

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