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A core research area in the Department of Cardiology at Ludwig-Maximilians-University (LMU) Munich focuses on antiplatelet therapy, its translational aspects, and its underlying mechanism with respect to platelet physiology. We are conducting a broad range of investigator-initiated clinical trials (phase II-IV) and preclinical studies on the topic of antithrombotic therapy for percutaneous coronary intervention patients, platelet activation, and reactivity as well as on novel inhibitors of platelet adhesion. Just recently, we completed the large multi-centre investigator-initiated TROPICAL-ACS trial on guided early de-escalation of antiplatelet treatment in acute coronary syndrome (ACS) patients (Sibbing et al. in Lancet 390:1747-1757, 2017; Sibbing et al. in Thromb Haemost 117:1240-1248), done at 33 sites in Europe. Furthermore, besides other ongoing clinical studies, we initiated and are currently recruiting patients for the multi-centre randomized APixaban versus PhenpRocoumon in Patients With ACS and AF: APPROACH-ACS-AF study as well as for the multi-centre phase II randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study of revacept in Patients With Stable Coronary Artery Disease (Revacept/CAD/02) trial.
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