INFUSE-AMI: Intracoronary Abciximab in STEMI Patients
- Volume 20 - Issue 5 - May 2012
- Posted on: 5/2/12
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The results clearly demonstrate that in high-risk patients presenting early in the course of a large evolving anterior MI undergoing primary PCI with bivalirudin anticoagulation, bolus intracoronary abciximab delivered to the infarct lesion site via the ClearWay Rx Infusion Catheter results in a significant reduction in infarct size at 30 days. A randomized trial powered for clinical and safety endpoints is thus warranted to determine the role of local abciximab delivery in STEMI. In contrast, manual thrombus aspiration did not reduce infarct size. The final word on aspiration in STEMI awaits the ongoing results from two large randomized trials ongoing in Sweden and Canada.
Dr. Stone can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Disclosure: Dr. Stone reports he is a consultant to Abbott Vascular, Boston Scientific, Medtronic, Atrium, BMS-Sanofi, Merck, Janssen, Eli Lilly, Daiichi Sankyo, The Medicines Company, and Astra Zeneca.