Anti Ischemic Effects of Abciximab in Angioplasty and Stenting Patients (AIR)

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 21, 2006
Last Update Posted : September 12, 2013
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Kreton Mavromatis, MD, FACC, Emory University

Brief Summary:


TITLE: Anti-Ischemic effects of Abciximab(Reopro)

PATIENT POPULATION: Patients undergoing PCI(an interventional procedure placing a small stent/metallic tube to keep a narrowed artery in your heart open) and either on a stable statin dose or not on a statin. Statin= cholesterol lowering drug(ie, lipitor, zocor).

INTERVENTION: Heparin vs. heparin + abciximab during PCI

PURPOSE: Measure the effects of abciximab on special healing blood stem cells (EPC's-Endothelial Progenitor Cells), on inflammation, on oxidative stress and on microvascular blood flow.


  1. 50ccs blood draw on day 1(from sheath), day 2 ,day 7 and day 28.
  2. Measurement of blood flow in selected suitable patients
  3. 10 minute questionnaire before discharge and on visit on day 28.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Coronary Artery Disease Drug: Abciximab

Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 220 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Anti Ischemic Effects of Abciximab in Angioplasty and Stenting Patients (AIR)
Study Start Date : January 2003
Actual Primary Completion Date : December 2009
Actual Study Completion Date : December 2009

Resource links provided by the National Library of Medicine

MedlinePlus related topics: Angioplasty
Drug Information available for: Abciximab

Intervention Details:
  • Drug: Abciximab
    Other Name: Reopro

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 80 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Subjects with coronary artery disease undergoing left heart catheterization

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Have either:

    • clinical history of anginal symptoms or positive stress test or
    • in stent restenosis
  2. Have an angiographic >70% coronary artery stenosis that will be treated with coronary angioplasty or stenting procedure
  3. For at least four weeks prior to the procedure have been on, no Hmgcoa- reductase inhibitor or a stable statin dose
  4. negative pregnancy test
  5. are able to give informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Coronary intervention within four weeks prior to enrollment.
  2. Treatment with abciximab antagonist within four weeks.
  3. treatment with thrombolytic therapy within 48 hours
  4. MI within 2 months.
  5. recent infections
  6. general anesthesia within 3 months.
  7. renal failure

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00379418

United States, Georgia
Atlanta VA Medical Center
Atlanta, Georgia, United States, 30033
Emory University Hospital
Atlanta, Georgia, United States, 30322
Sponsors and Collaborators
Emory University
Principal Investigator: Arshed A Quyyumi, M.D. EUH

Responsible Party: Kreton Mavromatis, MD, FACC, Assistant Professor, Emory University Identifier: NCT00379418     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: IRB00021864
First Posted: September 21, 2006    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: September 12, 2013
Last Verified: September 2013

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