A single dose of erythropoietin in ST-elevation myocardial infarction.

  title={A single dose of erythropoietin in ST-elevation myocardial infarction.},
  author={Adriaan Alexander Voors and Anne Belonje and Felix Zijlstra and Hans L. Hillege and Stefan D. Anker and Riemer H J A Slart and Ren{\'e} A. Tio and Arnoud W J van 't Hof and J Wouter Jukema and Hans Otto J Peels and Jos{\'e} P. S. Henriques and Jurri{\"e}n Maria ten Berg and Jeroen Vos and Wiek H van Gilst and D. J. Van Veldhuisen},
  journal={European heart journal},
  volume={31 21},
AIMS Cardioprotective effects of erythropoietin (EPO) have been shown in experimental and smaller clinical studies. We performed a prospective, multicentre, randomized trial to assess the effects of a single high dose of EPO after primary coronary intervention (PCI) for an ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). Methods and results Patients with a successful PCI for a first STEMI were randomized to receive either standard medical care alone, or in combination with a single bolus with 60,000… CONTINUE READING