Top 10 Cardiology Articles of the week (17.11.14-23.11.14)
1. A Polypill Strategy to Improve Adherence:Results From the FOCUS Project
Compared with the 3 drugs given separately, the use of a polypill strategy met the primary endpoint for adherence for secondary prevention following an acute MI
2. Six-month versus 24-month dual antiplatelet therapy after implantation of drug eluting stents in patients non-resistant to aspirin: ITALIC, a randomized multicenter trial
The ITALIC trial showed that rates of bleeding and of thrombotic events were not significantly different according to 6- versus 24-month DAPT after PCI with new-generation DES in good aspirin responders.