Comparison of outcomes up to six months of heparin-coated with noncoated stents after percutaneous coronary intervention for acute myocardial infarction

Eli I. Lev, Abid R. Assali, Igal Teplisky, Eldad Rechavia, David Hasdai, Ofer Sela, Nurit Shor, Alexander Battler, Ran Kornowski

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Abstract

We prospectively followed 238 patients who underwent percutaneous coronary intervention for acute ST-elevation myocardial infarction and compared the outcomes of patients who received heparin-coated stents (n = 124) with those of patients who received noncoated stents (n = 114). The clinical characteristics and adjunctive medications of the 2 groups were similar. The use of heparin-coated stents was associated with improved 30-day outcome but had no significant effect on 180-day outcome.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)741-743
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Cardiology
Volume93
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - 15 Mar 2004
Externally publishedYes

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