Jean-Pierre L Bassand

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Chairpersons: Kristian Thygesen (Denmark)*, Joseph S. Alpert (USA)*, Harvey D. White (New Zealand)* Biomarker Group: Allan S. Jaffe, Coordinator (USA), Fred S. Apple (USA), Marcello Galvani (Italy), Hugo A. Katus (Germany), L. Kristin Newby (USA), Jan Ravkilde (Denmark) ECG Group: Bernard Chaitman, Co-ordinator (USA), Peter M. Clemmensen (Denmark), Mikael(More)
Authors/Task Force Members: Adam Torbicki, Chairperson (Poland)*, Arnaud Perrier (Switzerland), Stavros Konstantinides (Germany), Giancarlo Agnelli (Italy), Nazzareno Galiè (Italy), Piotr Pruszczyk (Poland), Frank Bengel (USA), Adrian J.B. Brady (UK), Daniel Ferreira (Portugal), Uwe Janssens (Germany), Walter Klepetko (Austria), Eckhard Mayer (Germany),(More)
BACKGROUND Acute coronary syndromes arise from coronary atherosclerosis with superimposed thrombosis. Since factor Xa plays a central role in thrombosis, the inhibition of factor Xa with low-dose rivaroxaban might improve cardiovascular outcomes in patients with a recent acute coronary syndrome. METHODS In this double-blind, placebo-controlled trial, we(More)
BACKGROUND The combined use of anticoagulants, antiplatelet agents, and invasive coronary procedures reduces ischemic coronary events but also increases bleeding in patients with acute coronary syndromes. We therefore assessed whether fondaparinux would preserve the anti-ischemic benefits of enoxaparin while reducing bleeding. METHODS We randomly assigned(More)
CONTEXT Despite many therapeutic advances, mortality in patients with acute ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) remains high. The role of additional antithrombotic agents is unclear, especially among patients not receiving reperfusion therapy. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effect of fondaparinux, a factor Xa inhibitor, when initiated early and(More)
BACKGROUND Clopidogrel and aspirin are the most commonly used antiplatelet therapies for percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). We assessed the effect of various clopidogrel and aspirin regimens in prevention of major cardiovascular events and stent thrombosis in patients undergoing PCI. METHODS The CURRENT-OASIS 7 trial was undertaken in 597 centres(More)
BACKGROUND Abdominal adiposity is a growing clinical and public health problem. It is not known whether it is similarly associated with cardiovascular disease (CVD) and diabetes mellitus in different regions around the world, and thus whether measurement of waist circumference (WC) in addition to body mass index (BMI) is useful in primary care practice. (More)
BACKGROUND Earlier trials have shown that a routine invasive strategy improves outcomes in patients with acute coronary syndromes without ST-segment elevation. However, the optimal timing of such intervention remains uncertain. METHODS We randomly assigned 3031 patients with acute coronary syndromes to undergo either routine early intervention (coronary(More)