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Effect of tailored use of tirofiban in patients with Non-ST-elevation acute coronary syndrome undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention: a rand…

A new interesting article has been published in BMC Cardiovasc Disord. 2018 Oct 22;18(1):201. doi: 10.1186/s12872-018-0938-6. and titled:

Effect of tailored use of tirofiban in patients with Non-ST-elevation acute coronary syndrome undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention: a rand…

Authors of this article are:

Lee W, Suh JW, Park JJ, Yoon CH, Cho YS, Youn TJ, Chae IH.

A summary of the article is shown below:

BACKGROUND: We conducted a randomized controlled trial to investigate whether an additional platelet inhibition with tirofiban would reduce the extent of myocardial damage and prevent periprocedural myonecrosis in patients with Non-ST-elevation acute coronary syndrome (NSTE-ACS) with a high residual platelet activity (HPR).METHODS: Patients with an HPR, defined as P2Y12 reaction unit (PRU) > 230, were randomly assigned to group A (tirofiban treatment, n = 30) or C1 (n = 30) and patients without an HPR to C2 (n = 78). Periprocedural myocardial damage was assessed using the area under the curve (AUC) of serial cardiac enzyme levels from the time of the procedure to post-36 h. Periprocedural myonecrosis incidence was evaluated.RESULTS: The troponin I AUC was not different between the groups (197.2 [41.5395.7], 37.9 [8.9313.9], 121.3 [43.7481.8] h∙ng/mL; p = 0.088). The results did not change when the baseline levels were adjusted (365.3 [279.5, 451.1], 293.0 [207.1, 379.0], and 298.0 [244.7, 351.3] h∙ng/mL; p = 0.487). The rate of periprocedural myonecrosis was also not different between the groups (53.0% vs. 50.0% vs. 33.3%, p = 0.092). The CK-MB isoenzyme analysis showed similar results. No difference in complications was noted.CONCLUSION: Additional tirofiban administration was not beneficial to patients with NSTE-ACS even with an HPR.TRIAL REGISTRATION: Clinical trial no. NCT03114995 , registered 11 April, 2017, retrospectively.

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This article is a good source of information and a good way to become familiar with topics such as:

Glycoprotein IIb/IIIa inhibitor;High residual platelet activity;Periprocedural myonecrosis;Tailored antiplatelet treatment

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