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Early abciximab use in ST-elevation myocardial infarction treated with primary percutaneous coronary intervention improves long-term outcome. Data from EUROTRANSFER Registry
Jagiellonian University.
Jagiellonian University.
Jagiellonian University.
Linköping University, Department of Medicine and Health Sciences, Cardiology . Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Heart Centre, Department of Cardiology.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-9375-5087
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2010 (English)In: KARDIOLOGIA POLSKA, ISSN 0022-9032, Vol. 68, no 5, 539-545 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Background: Primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is the preferred method of reperfusion in patients with ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). Abciximab is a well established adjunct to primary PCI. The proper timing of abciximab administration in STEMI patients has been investigated in randomised trials, registries and metanalysis, providing conflicting results. Methods: Consecutive data on STEMI patients, transferred for primary PCI in hospital/ambulance STEMI networks between November 2005 and January 2007, from 15 PCI centres in seven European countries was gathered together for a one-year long-term clinical observation (93% rate of completeness). Results: Data from 1,650 patients was collected in the EUROTRANSFER Registry. Abciximab was administered to 1,086 patients (66%), 727 patients received early (at least 30 minutes prior to first balloon inflation) abciximab (EA), and another 359 patients received late abcixirnab (LA). One year mortality was 5.8% in the EA group vs 10.3% with LA (p = 0.007). Adjustment for propensity score methods for EA administration did not change the results, still providing a favourable outcome for the EA group (p = 0.004). It was also revealed that only a minority of patients (36%) were treated within the 90-minute recommended time window from first medical contact to PCI (and 60% for the 120-min time delay). Conclusions: Patients transferred for primary PCI in STEMI hospital networks showed lower rates of death in long-term one-year clinical follow-up when treatment with abciximab was started early.

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Polish Cardiac Society / TERMEDIA , 2010. Vol. 68, no 5, 539-545 p.
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myocardial infarction, percutaneous coronary intervention, abciximab, registry
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Medical and Health Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-57391ISI: 000278398600006PubMedID: 20491016OAI: diva2:325559
Available from: 2010-06-18 Created: 2010-06-18 Last updated: 2013-09-11

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