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In the setting of ST elevation myocardial infarction newer therapies has been recently studied and, following encouraging results, introduced into the clinical practice. Prasugrel showed to be a valid alternative to overcome limitation of clopidogrel therefore providing a better ischemic protection. On the other hand, bivalirudin is at least as beneficial as heparin/abciximab as anticoagulant agent but associated with fewer hemorrhagic events. The primary hypothesis of the study is that the combination of prasugrel plus bivalirudin can be associated with a better risk/benefit profile.
In the setting of STEMI, adjunctive pharmacological therapy plays a key role in the acute management. Along with the clear benefit of mechanical reperfusion strategies, several drugs showed to be beneficial. On top of clopidogrel, heparins and IIB/IIIa glycoprotein, other drugs have been recently introduced showing encouraging results. These "new" drugs, namely prasugrel and bivalirudin, have only been compared separately.
Primary hypothesis: the combination of prasugrel/bivalirudin is superior to the combination of clopidogrel and heparin/abciximab in terms of net adverse clinical events, i.e. ischemic events plus hemorrhagic events
- patients presenting with ST-elevation myocardial infarction undergoing primary PCI
-primary percutaneous coronary intervention
- Two arms: Clopidogrel plus heparin/abciximab vs Prasugrel plus Bivalirudin
- 1 year
- efficacy end points in terms of reduction of ischemic events
- safety end points in terms of reduction of bleeding events
Allocation: Non-Randomized, Control: Active Control, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment
ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction
Istituto Clinico S. Ambrogio
Not yet recruiting
Istituto Clinico Sant'Ambrogio
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-07-24T14:00:44-0400
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A clinical syndrome defined by MYOCARDIAL ISCHEMIA symptoms; persistent elevation in the ST segments of the ELECTROCARDIOGRAM; and release of BIOMARKERS of myocardial NECROSIS (e.g., elevated TROPONIN levels). ST segment elevation in the ECG is often used in determining the treatment protocol (see also NON-ST ELEVATION MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION).
A myocardial infarction that does not produce elevations in the ST segments of the ELECTROCARDIOGRAM. ST segment elevation of the ECG is often used in determining the treatment protocol (see also ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction).
MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION in which the anterior wall of the heart is involved. Anterior wall myocardial infarction is often caused by occlusion of the left anterior descending coronary artery. It can be categorized as anteroseptal or anterolateral wall myocardial infarction.
A piperazine derivative and PLATELET AGGREGATION INHIBITOR that is used to prevent THROMBOSIS in patients with ACUTE CORONARY SYNDROME; UNSTABLE ANGINA and MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION, as well as in those undergoing PERCUTANEOUS CORONARY INTERVENTIONS.
MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION in which the inferior wall of the heart is involved. It is often caused by occlusion of the right coronary artery.