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Blood & Clots Series: What is the optimal antithrombotic strategy for atrial fibrillation post-PCI?

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All the content from the Blood & Clots series can be found here. CanMEDS Roles addressed: Medical Expert Main Messages  P2Y12 inhibition is important for the first 1-6 months after PCI insertion, and may have ongoing benefits up to 12 months or longer.  Addition of anticoagulant to antiplatelet therapy increases the risk of bleeding, but reduces the risk of stroke.  Use of an anticoagulant plus P2Y12 inhibitor is preferable to anticoagulant plus dual …