Early abciximab administration before primary percutaneous coronary intervention improves clinical outcome in elderly patients transferred with ST-elevation myocardial infarction Data from the EUROTRANSFER registry
2010 (English)In: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CARDIOLOGY, ISSN 0167-5273, Vol. 143, no 2, 147-153 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Background: Limited data are available concerning benefits and risks of early abciximab (EA) administration before primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PPCI) in elderly ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) patients. The objective of the study was to assess the impact of EA before PPCI in elderly (andgt;= 65 years) patients. Methods and results: We identified 545 patients andlt;65 years (354 with EA administration (andgt;30 min before PPCI), 191 late abciximab (LA)), and 541 patients andgt;= 65 years of age (373 EA, 168 LA) in the EUROTRANSFER Registry database. Elderly patients were more likely to have comorbidities, angiographic PCI complications, and bleeding events. EA promotes infarct-related artery patency before PPCI and improves myocardial reperfusion after PPCI in both age groups, but the risk of 30-day death (EA vs. LA: andlt;65 years, 2.0% vs. 1.6%; p = 0.999; andgt;= 65 years, 5.9% vs. 14.3%; p = 0.001) and 30-day death + reinfarction (EA vs. LA: andlt;65 years, 2.5% vs. 2.1%; p = 0.999; andgt;= 65 years, 7.5% vs. 17.3%; p = 0.001) was reduced in elderly patients only. There was no difference in bleedings, especially major bleedings requiring transfusion (EA vs. LA: patients andlt;65 years, 2.3% vs. 0%, p = 0.055; andgt;= 65 years, 2.4% vs. 3%; p = 0.448) between groups. Conclusions: Patients andgt;= 65 years of age have a substantially increased risk of angiographic PCI complications, death and bleeding events compared with their younger counterparts. Strategy of EA before PPCI improves reperfusion parameters and clinical outcome in elderly patients and is not associated with elevated risk of major bleeding.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier Science B.V., Amsterdam. , 2010. Vol. 143, no 2, 147-153 p.
Myocardial infarction, Angioplasty, Abciximab, Elderly, Bleeding complications, Registries
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-59257DOI: 10.1016/j.ijcard.2009.02.002ISI: 000281139700008OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-59257DiVA: diva2:350371