Fast Five Quiz: Prevention of Repeat Myocardial Infarction

Yasmine S. Ali, MD


December 14, 2020

Although there isn't a one-size-fits-all approach to secondary prevention, most patients will need DAPT for 12 months, an ACE inhibitor, a beta-blocker, and a statin, all of which have been shown to reduce the risk for coronary death.

Up to 12 months of DAPT with aspirin and an anticoagulant medication is typically recommended in both patients with non–ST-segment elevation and ST-segment elevation following treatment with either secondary prevention or CABG. However, in patients who are at high bleeding risk, a shorter duration of DAPT (6 months) may be advised.

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