Temporal spectrum of ischemic complications with percutaneous coronary intervention: the ESPRIT experience.

Journal Article (Clinical Trial;Journal Article)

We determined the timing of ischemic complications within 30 days after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in patients enrolled in the Enhanced Suppression of the Platelet IIb/IIIa Receptor with Integrilin Therapy (ESPRIT) trial. Complications (death, myocardial infarction [MI], target vessel revascularization) occurred in 178 of 2064 patients (8.6%) within 30 days. More than 85% of complications occurred within the 24 hours following randomization, with the greatest risk hazard at 12-18 hours. Unexpectedly, 31% of patients who ultimately met criteria for an endpoint MI within 24 hours of PCI had completely normal CK-MB concentrations at the first 6-hour measurement. There was no rebound increase in events after cessation of eptifibatide. Treatment benefit persisted to 30 days. Post-procedural MI is often not detected until greater than or equal to 12 hours after PCI. Treatment with a glycoprotein IIb/IIIa inhibitor is the only modifiable parameter that reduces the risk for early ischemic complications.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Cantor, WJ; Tcheng, JE; Blankenship, JC; O'Shea, JC; Pieper, KS; Criger, DA; Madan, M; Ducas, J; Sheldon, WS; Tannenbaum, MA; Smith, JE; Kitt, MM; Gilchrist, IC

Published Date

  • September 2004

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 16 / 9

Start / End Page

  • 475 - 481

PubMed ID

  • 15353828

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1042-3931


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States