Among patients with ACS who underwent PCI, ticagrelor, compared with clopidogrel, was not associated with less adverse cardiovascular events at 12 months and showed no significant difference in all -cause mortality or ischemic events. Haemorrhagic events and dyspnoea were more frequent in the ticagrelor group.
Type of study
Retrospective cohort study of patients with ACS who underwent PCI and received ticagrelor or clopidogrel, using two United States and one nationwide South Korean databases. ( November 2011 to March 2019). Patients were matched using a large-scale propensity score algorithm.
Main message for clinical practice
These results challenge the conventional wisdom that ticagrelor is more effective than clopidogrel in DAPT opening the way into a consideration of atailored or a de-escalated approach for ACS patients who underwent PCI
Retrospective and observational study with a possibility of unmeasured confounding variables: further confirmation necessary.