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Bivalirudin in Patients With Acute Myocardial Infarction (AMI) Undergoing Primary PCI

This study has been completed.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First Posted: October 7, 2004
Last Update Posted: February 9, 2006
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Information provided by:
The Medicines Company
The purpose of this study is to demonstrate the benefit of bivalirudin in combination with clopidogrel with provisional GPIIb/IIIa inhibitor use, in reducing the bleeding complications associated with early invasive management of patients presenting with an ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI) and undergoing primary PCI, while providing similar rates of ischemic events when compared to published results of relevant trials.

Condition Intervention Phase
Myocardial Infarction Drug: Angiomax (bivalirudin) anticoagulant Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Study Evaluating the Safety and Efficacy of Bivalirudin in the Management of Patients With ST-Segment Elevation Acute Myocardial Infarction Undergoing Primary PCI (BIAMI)

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Further study details as provided by The Medicines Company:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Reduction in bleeding complications

Estimated Enrollment: 300
Study Start Date: April 2004
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2005

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Patients >18 years of age.
  2. Symptoms of STEMI for at least 30 min within previous 12 hours AND

    • ST-segment elevation in at least 2 contiguous leads or new Left Branch Bundle Block (LBBB), OR existing LBBB with positive troponin
    • Residual high grade stenosis and associated abnormalities in regional wall motion.
  3. Planned primary PCI in native coronary vessel.

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Confirmed pregnancy
  2. Fibrinolytic therapy - Any alteplase, reteplase, tenectoplase, or streptokinase within the last 24 hours
  3. Culprit lesion within SVG or bypass conduit
  4. Dependency on renal dialysis
  5. Administration of LMWH within 8 hours prior to PCI
  6. Administration of abciximab within 7 days prior to PCI
  7. Administration of eptifibatide or tirofiban within 12 hours prior to PCI
  8. Warfarin MUST BE discontinued prior to procedure, and the INR must be ⎕1.5, or the PT<15,
  9. Heparin. If heparin is administered in the ER as long as it is discontinued at least 30 minutes prior to procedure, OR ACT <250, a patient may be enrolled. No clotting measurements are required if patient received heparin ⎕30 minutes prior to the initiation of bivalirudin.
  10. Allergy to heparin or bivalirudin, or known sensitivity to any component of the products
  11. Allergy to aspirin, clopidogrel, or abciximab
  12. Contraindication to abciximab
  13. Angiomax within 24 hours prior to study drug administration
  14. Neurosurgery with three months
  15. Severe hypertension not adequately controlled by antihypertensive therapy at the time of study entry (BP >180/110 mm Hg)
  16. Cardiogenic shock (SBP <80 for >30 min or a need for intravenous pressors)
  17. Stroke within three months
  18. Any hemorrhagic diathesis
  19. Life expectancy <1 year
  20. Participation in another clinical trial
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00093184

United States, Illinois
The Heart Care Research Foundation
Blue Island, Illinois, United States, 60406
Sponsors and Collaborators
The Medicines Company
Principal Investigator: John F Stella, DO Health Care Centers of Illinois
  More Information

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00093184     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: TMC-BIV-04-01
First Submitted: October 4, 2004
First Posted: October 7, 2004
Last Update Posted: February 9, 2006
Last Verified: February 2006

Keywords provided by The Medicines Company:
ST-Segment Elevation
Acute Myocardial Infarction
Percutaneous Coronary Intervention

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Myocardial Infarction
Pathologic Processes
Myocardial Ischemia
Heart Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Vascular Diseases
Serine Proteinase Inhibitors
Protease Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Fibrinolytic Agents
Fibrin Modulating Agents