DAPT Study
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photo: peopleThe DAPT Study is an independent, large-scale study in size and scope intended to determine the appropriate duration for dual antiplatelet therapy (the combination of aspirin and a second anti-clotting medication to reduce the risk of blood clots) to protect patients from stent thrombosis and major adverse cardiovascular and cerebrovascular events (MACCE) following the implantation of drug-eluting coronary stents.

The DAPT Study is an international initiative that was developed by a group of eight manufacturers (four major stent manufacturers and four manufacturers of antiplatelet medications) who came together to address a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) request for this post-market study. The Harvard Clinical Research Institute (www.hcri.harvard.edu) is responsible for the scientific conduct and independent analysis of the overall study. Read More