Volume 14 - Issue 2 - February, 2002

Facilitated Percutaneous Intervention Following Combination Therapy with Reteplase and Abciximab for Acute Myocardial Infarcti

Barry S. Weinstock, MD

Case Report. R.C. is a 45-year-old white male who presented to the Emergency Department at Largo Medical Center with a massive acute anterior wall myocardial infarction (MI). The patient denied any prior history of coronary artery disease (CAD), but admitted to intermittent chest pain over the preceding week. He had a moderately severe episode of chest pain lasting nearly 2 hours the evening before this event but the symptoms resolved spontaneously and he attributed the symptoms to indigestion. He was previously treated by his primary care physician with statin therapy for “mild” hy...

Prophylactic Abciximab in Elective Coronary Stenting: Results of a Randomized Trial

Corrado Tamburino, MD, Giovanni Russo, MD, Antonino Nicosia, MD,
Alfredo R. Galassi, MD, Rosario Foti, MD, V. Scriffignano, DSc, *Dean J. Kereiakes, MD, Giuseppe Giuffrida, MD

Recent large randomized trials have shown that abciximab [a potent inhibitor of platelet aggregation via glycoprotein (GP) IIb/IIIa blockade] is a safe and effective drug in reducing the incidence of death, myocardial infarction and the need for urgent revascularization after percutaneous transluminal coronary balloon angioplasty or coronary stent deployment.1,2 Furthermore, the use of abciximab in “high-risk” coronary angioplasty was associated with a significant reduction in target lesion revascularization at 6-month3 and 3-year follow-up.4
Intracoronary stents have been demonstrated to...

Role of the “Dogbone” Effect of Balloon-Expandable Stents: Quantitative Coronary Analysis of DUET and NIR Stent Implantation Int

Christoph Hehrlein, MD, *Jennifer J. DeVries, Amina Arab, MD, *Scott D. Haller, MS,
*Ann Kloostra, RN, *Michael A. Lauer, MD, *Malcom T. Foster, MD, *Tim A. Fischell, MD

Stent implantation has made its way into widespread clinical use since improvements in stent design and stent delivery systems facilitated deployment even in coronary lesions that are difficult to access. A variety of different stent designs are now available, which may, along with their delivery systems, account for different acute performance characteristics and clinical outcomes. Rieu et al. recently showed that the radial force of stenting determining elastic recoil of the coronary arteries varies considerably among different types of stent.1
The Multi-Link DUET stent (Guidant Corporation...

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