Meredith Todd

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BACKGROUND The intensity of antiplatelet therapy during percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is an important determinant of PCI-related ischemic complications. Cangrelor is a potent intravenous adenosine diphosphate (ADP)-receptor antagonist that acts rapidly and has quickly reversible effects. METHODS In a double-blind, placebo-controlled trial, we(More)
Randomized controlled trials of patients with non-ST segment elevation acute coronary syndromes have established the superiority of enoxaparin (versus unfractionated heparin) for reducing adverse ischemic outcomes. Furthermore, adjunctive abciximab therapy during percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is associated with improved clinical outcomes. Since(More)
Endothelin-1 (1 nmol) was applied to the exposed left middle cerebral artery (MCA) in anaesthetised adult male Sprague-Dawley rats. Local cerebral blood flow (1CBF), using [14C]iodoantipyrine and quantitative autoradiography, was measured in 27 anatomically defined structures, 10 min after topical application of endothelin-1. In those areas supplied by the(More)
BACKGROUND Despite robust efficacy in the reduction of ischemic events in patients who require percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), current P2Y(12) inhibitors have limitations. In particular, they require hours to be effective, and they can only be administered orally. Cangrelor is an intravenous, potent, and reversible P2Y(12) inhibitor with fast(More)
OBJECTIVES This study sought to evaluate the clinical impact of intraprocedural stent thrombosis (IPST), a relatively new endpoint. BACKGROUND In the prospective, double-blind, active-controlled CHAMPION PHOENIX (Clinical Trial Comparing Cangrelor to Clopidogrel Standard of Care Therapy in Subjects Who Require Percutaneous Coronary Intervention) trial,(More)
The role of endothelin-1 (ET-1) in cerebral ischemic injury remains the subject of much debate. Vasoconstriction in large conduit vessels may not be associated with reductions in flow at the tissue level. We present two studies examining the effects on local cerebral blood flow of topical application of ET-1 to the surgically exposed middle cerebral artery(More)
OBJECTIVE Oral P2Y₁₂ platelet receptor inhibitors are a cornerstone of reducing complications in patients with acute coronary syndromes or coronary stents. Guidelines advocate discontinuing treatment with P2Y₁₂ platelet receptor inhibitors before surgery. Cangrelor, a short-acting, reversible, intravenously administered P2Y₁₂ platelet inhibitor is effective(More)
AIMS To assess whether the use of the femoral or radial approach for percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) interacted with the efficacy and safety of cangrelor, an intravenous P2Y12 inhibitor, in CHAMPION PHOENIX. METHODS AND RESULTS A total of 11 145 patients were randomly assigned in a double-dummy, double-blind manner either to a cangrelor bolus and(More)
The deposition of platelets at the site of balloon angioplasty is thought to play a major role in the pathogenesis of restenosis. The antibody AZ-1, which binds to the rabbit platelet glycoprotein IIb/IIIa receptor and inhibits platelet function both in vitro and in vivo, was produced and tested in an experimental model of angioplasty. Atherosclerosis was(More)