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BACKGROUND Complement, activated during myocardial ischemia and reperfusion, causes myocardial damage through multiple processes. The COMplement inhibition in Myocardial infarction treated with Angioplasty (COMMA) trial was performed to determine the effect of pexelizumab, a C5 complement inhibitor, on infarct size in patients with ST-segment-elevation… (More)
C ardiogenic shock (CS) occurs in Ϸ5% to 8% of patients hospitalized with ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). Recent research has suggested that the peripheral vasculature and neurohormonal and cytokine systems play a role in the pathogenesis and persistence of CS. Early revas-cularization for CS improves survival substantially. New mechanical… (More)
The findings and conclusions in this report are those of the Summit Participants and do not necessarily reflect the official position of the American College of Cardiology Foundation and American Heart Association. Background The American College of Cardiology Foundation (ACCF) and the American Heart Association (AHA) have jointly engaged in the development… (More)
BACKGROUND The Should We Emergently Revascularize Occluded Coronaries for Cardiogenic Shock (SHOCK) trial demonstrated the survival advantage of emergency revascularization versus initial medical stabilization in patients developing cardiogenic shock after acute myocardial infarction. The relative merits of coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) versus… (More)
BACKGROUND Cardiogenic shock is usually considered a sequela of ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction. There are limited prospective data on the incidence and significance of shock in non-ST-segment elevation patients. This study assessed the incidence and outcomes of cardiogenic shock developing after enrollment among patients with and without… (More)
BACKGROUND The leading cause of death in patients hospitalized for acute myocardial infarction is cardiogenic shock. We conducted a randomized trial to evaluate early revascularization in patients with cardiogenic shock. METHODS Patients with shock due to left ventricular failure complicating myocardial infarction were randomly assigned to emergency… (More)