Half-Dose Intracoronary Abciximab Bolus Improves the Mortality Outcome Compared to Standard Intravenous Regimen

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Recruitment Status : Terminated
First Posted : May 3, 2006
Last Update Posted : May 16, 2006
Cardiologia 2 - Emodinamica - Ospedale Maggiore, Novara, Italy
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Azienda Sanitaria Ospedaliera

Brief Summary:
The aim of our study was to demonstrate that, during a percutaneous coronary intervention, even smaller amounts of abciximab than standard dose, injected locally, could achieve a rapid thrombus resolution and clinical improvement without concomitant differences in hemorrhagic complications

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Coronary Disease Myocardial Infarction Drug: abciximab Phase 4

Detailed Description:
Patients both with acute myocardial infarction and unstable angina are prone to extensive intracoronary thrombosis, leading to acute deterioration during percutaneous coronary intervention or thrombosis of the device despite therapy. Intracoronary use of abciximab has reported favourable results. We randomly assigned 84 patients to intracoronary half abciximab bolus (group A) and to standard regimen (group B).

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Enrollment : 84 participants
Study Start Date : December 2004
Study Completion Date : July 2005

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Drug Information available for: Abciximab
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Ages Eligible for Study:   50 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • presenting with unstable angina
  • presenting with acute myocardial infarction
  • eligibility for percutaneous coronary intervention

Exclusion Criteria:

  • presenting with cardiogenic shock

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00320229

Cardiologia 2 - Emodinamica - Ospedale Maggiore
Novara, Italy, 28100
Sponsors and Collaborators
Azienda Sanitaria Ospedaliera
Cardiologia 2 - Emodinamica - Ospedale Maggiore, Novara, Italy
Principal Investigator: Mara Sansa Chief Interventional Cardiology - Ospedale Maggiore - Novara - Italy Identifier: NCT00320229     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: ABCX-LD
First Posted: May 3, 2006    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: May 16, 2006
Last Verified: January 2006

Keywords provided by Azienda Sanitaria Ospedaliera:
Platelet Glycoprotein GPIIb-IIIa Complex
myocardial infarction

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Myocardial Infarction
Coronary Disease
Coronary Artery Disease
Pathologic Processes
Myocardial Ischemia
Heart Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Vascular Diseases
Arterial Occlusive Diseases
Antibodies, Monoclonal
Immunoglobulin Fab Fragments
Platelet Aggregation Inhibitors
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs