Barry S. George

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Restenosis after coronary angioplasty occurs in at least 30% of patients in the first six months and, as yet, there is no known treatment to decrease this event. We tested a monoclonal antibody Fab fragment (c7E3) directed against the platelet glycoprotein IIb/IIIa integrin, the receptor mediating the final common pathway of platelet aggregation, to see(More)
BACKGROUND Platelet glycoprotein IIb/IIIa blockade with abciximab (ReoPro) improves the clinical outcomes of percutaneous coronary intervention. This registry was conducted to characterize the effects of repeated administration of abciximab during intervention. METHODS AND RESULTS We recruited 500 consecutive patients at 22 centers in the United States(More)
BACKGROUND Animal studies have demonstrated a burst of oxygen free radical generation after reperfusion of ischemic myocardium that could be blocked by administration of the free radical scavenger recombinant human superoxide dismutase (h-SOD). A multicenter, randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trial was designed to test the hypothesis that free(More)
BACKGROUND Thrombosis has been implicated as central to the clinical complications of coronary angioplasty (PTCA). Chimeric monoclonal 7E3 Fab (c7E3 Fab) is the first of a new class of antiplatelet drugs directed at the platelet glycoprotein IIb/IIIa integrin. This study was performed to determine the pharmacodynamics of c7E3 Fab administration during PTCA(More)
To evaluate the coronary thrombolytic efficacy of tissue plasminogen activator (t-PA) and early intravenous heparin, 134 patients with acute myocardial infarction were randomly assigned to combination therapy or t-PA only. At a median of 2.78 hours from symptom onset, 64 patients received both t-PA (1.5 mg/kg/4 hr) and a bolus of 10,000 units heparin,(More)
Ischemic events after successful thrombolysis have been reported to occur in 18-32% of patients treated for acute myocardial infarction with thrombolytic therapy, and previous studies in which patients received streptokinase suggest that risk of early recurrent ischemia is closely related to the presence of a high-grade residual stenosis. If these events(More)
Background. After thrombolytic therapy for patients with acute myocardial infarction (MI), percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) is frequently performed because of the presence of a "significant" infarct vessel stenosis demonstrated at predischarge coronary angiography. Several studies have shown PTCA performed early after thrombolysis to be(More)