In this video, Dr. OP. Yadava, Chief Executive Officer & Chief Cardiac Surgeon, National Heart Institute, New Delhi, Talk about how long to continue dual antiplatelet treatment. The current recommendations for dual antiplatelet therapy is from 6 – 12 months. There are no adequate data available which suggests to continue the dual antiplatelet treatment beyond 12 months. Ideally, after a year one antiplatelet therapy should be stopped and continue with the other antiplatelet for lifelong.
Dr. Yadava completed his medical graduation and Masters in Surgery from Maulana Azad Medical College and had joined Armed Forces as a Surgical Specialist. He cleared his DNB Examination in General Surgery in the year 1983 and completed his training in cardiothoracic surgery at the Cardio Thoracic Center, Armed Forces Medical College, Pune in 1985. For advanced training, went to Australia and worked under and along with some of the greatest cardiac surgeons of recent times. Besides adult cardiac surgery, he was also trained in Paediatric Cardiac Surgery in Melbourne & Japan and successfully cleared the National Boards in Cardiothoracic Surgery (DNBE). He was honoured with Membership of the National Academy of Medical Sciences (MNAMS) in 1994; FICC in 2003, FIACS in 2005 & FCSI in 2012. He has as an experience of over 12,000 open heart surgical procedures and his special field of interest is coronary artery bypass surgery especially total arterial revascularisation & beating heart surgeries (Minimally Invasive).