Robert F. Storey

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Cardiovascular disease (CVD) due to atherosclerosis of the arterial vessel wall and to thrombosis is the foremost cause of premature mortality and of disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) in Europe, and is also increasingly common in developing countries.1 In the European Union, the economic cost of CVD represents annually E192 billion1 in direct and(More)
In 2015 the European Society of Cardiology published a new version of the guidelines for the management of acute coronary syndromes without persistent ST-segment elevation. The current communication addresses some of the most important updates: introduction of the 1-hour diagnostic algorithm with high-sensitivity troponin assays, specified time lines for(More)
Authors/Task Force Members: Željko Reiner* (ESC Chairperson) (Croatia) Alberico L. Catapano* (EAS Chairperson)* (Italy), Guy De Backer (Belgium), Ian Graham (Ireland), Marja-Riitta Taskinen (Finland), Olov Wiklund (Sweden), Stefan Agewall (Norway), Eduardo Alegria (Spain), M. John Chapman (France), Paul Durrington (UK), Serap Erdine (Turkey), Julian Halcox(More)
Authors/Task Force Members: Marco Roffi* (Chairperson) (Switzerland), Carlo Patrono * (Co-Chairperson) (Italy), Jean-Philippe Collet† (France), Christian Mueller† (Switzerland), Marco Valgimigli† (The Netherlands), Felicita Andreotti (Italy), Jeroen J. Bax (The Netherlands), Michael A. Borger (Germany), Carlos Brotons (Spain), Derek P. Chew (Australia),(More)
BACKGROUND Vorapaxar is a new oral protease-activated-receptor 1 (PAR-1) antagonist that inhibits thrombin-induced platelet activation. METHODS In this multinational, double-blind, randomized trial, we compared vorapaxar with placebo in 12,944 patients who had acute coronary syndromes without ST-segment elevation. The primary end point was a composite of(More)
BACKGROUND In the PLATO trial of ticagrelor versus clopidogrel for treatment of acute coronary syndromes, ticagrelor reduced the composite outcome of cardiovascular death, myocardial infarction, and stroke, but increased events of major bleeding related to non-coronary artery bypass graft (CABG). CYP2C19 and ABCB1 genotypes are known to influence the(More)
OBJECTIVES Our goal was to compare the safety and initial efficacy of AZD6140, the first reversible oral adenosine diphosphate receptor antagonist, with clopidogrel in patients with non-ST-segment elevation acute coronary syndromes (NSTE-ACS). BACKGROUND AZD6140 achieves higher mean levels of platelet inhibition than clopidogrel in patients with stable(More)
BACKGROUND In the Platelet Inhibition and Patient Outcomes (PLATO) trial, a prespecified subgroup analysis showed a significant interaction between treatment and region (P=0.045), with less effect of ticagrelor in North America than in the rest of the world. METHODS AND RESULTS Reasons for the interaction were explored independently by 2 statistical(More)
BACKGROUND Aspirin and clopidogrel are recommended for patients with acute coronary syndromes (ACS) or undergoing coronary stenting. Ticagrelor, a reversible oral P2Y12-receptor antagonist, provides faster, greater, and more consistent platelet inhibition than clopidogrel and may be useful for patients with acute ST-segment elevation (STE) ACS and planned(More)