Physicians' Academy for Cardiovascular Education

PEGASUS: Clinical judgement needed

Mar. 16, 2015 - ACC 2015, San Diego - Valentin Fuster, MD Mount Sinai Hospital, New York,NY



Dr Valentin Fuster, MD (Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, NY) comments on the PEGASUS trial presented at ACC 2105 in San Diego and notes that the favourable results add to the trend for the use of dual antiplatelet agents in patients with chronic CAD. He empasises that clinical judgement is important due to the non-negligible incidence of bleeding.

News • 16-3-2015

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