One of the most common questions interventional cardiologists are being asked is: “My
patient needs surgery and has a coronary stent; should I clear him/her for surgery and what should I
do about the antiplatelet therapy?” With approximately 1 in 5 patients undergoing noncardiac
surgery within 2 years after receiving a stent,1 this will
continue to be a frequent question in the years to come.
Brilakis ES, Banerjee S. Patient With Coronary Stents Needs SurgeryWhat to Do?. JAMA. 2013;310(14):1451-1452. doi:10.1001/jama.2013.279123