Improvement of stent deployment techniques and advances in antiplatelet therapy have shown that stenting in the setting of ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) is safe and effective. Randomized trials have found that as compared to balloon angioplasty, coronary stenting does not reduce mortality and reinfarction, despite the reduction in target vessel revascularization. Furthermore, these benefits seem to be reduced when applied to unselected patients with STEMI. Direct stenting represents an attractive strategy with potential benefits in terms of myocardial perfusion. Future randomized trials are needed to evaluate if this strategy is associated with a significant impact on outcome, and to provide cost-benefit analysis of an unrestricted use of drug-eluting stent in this high-risk subset of patients. Data from randomized trials have shown that the additional use of abciximab reduces mortality in primary angioplasty. Since the feasibility of long-distance transportation has been shown in several randomized trials, early pharmacological pretreatment may confer further advantages by early recanalization and shorter ischemic time, particularly in high-risk patients. Further large randomized trials are needed to clarify the potential role of small molecules in primary angioplasty for STEMI.

Stenting and abciximab in primary angioplasty: a review of current status / De Luca, Giuseppe; Suryapranata, Harry; Piscione, Federico; Barbato, Emanuele; Chiariello, Massimo. - In: ITALIAN HEART JOURNAL. - ISSN 1129-471X. - 6:11(2005), p. 874-80.

Stenting and abciximab in primary angioplasty: a review of current status

Barbato, Emanuele;
2005

Abstract

Improvement of stent deployment techniques and advances in antiplatelet therapy have shown that stenting in the setting of ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) is safe and effective. Randomized trials have found that as compared to balloon angioplasty, coronary stenting does not reduce mortality and reinfarction, despite the reduction in target vessel revascularization. Furthermore, these benefits seem to be reduced when applied to unselected patients with STEMI. Direct stenting represents an attractive strategy with potential benefits in terms of myocardial perfusion. Future randomized trials are needed to evaluate if this strategy is associated with a significant impact on outcome, and to provide cost-benefit analysis of an unrestricted use of drug-eluting stent in this high-risk subset of patients. Data from randomized trials have shown that the additional use of abciximab reduces mortality in primary angioplasty. Since the feasibility of long-distance transportation has been shown in several randomized trials, early pharmacological pretreatment may confer further advantages by early recanalization and shorter ischemic time, particularly in high-risk patients. Further large randomized trials are needed to clarify the potential role of small molecules in primary angioplasty for STEMI.
2005
Angioplasty; Balloon; Coronary; Antibodies; Monoclonal; Electrocardiography; Humans; Immunoglobulin Fab Fragments; Myocardial Infarction; Platelet Aggregation Inhibitors; Platelet Glycoprotein GPIIb-IIIa Complex; Practice Guidelines as Topic; Coated Materials; Biocompatible; Stents
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Stenting and abciximab in primary angioplasty: a review of current status / De Luca, Giuseppe; Suryapranata, Harry; Piscione, Federico; Barbato, Emanuele; Chiariello, Massimo. - In: ITALIAN HEART JOURNAL. - ISSN 1129-471X. - 6:11(2005), p. 874-80.
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