Intracoronary compared with intravenous bolus abciximab application during primary percutaneous coronary intervention: design and rationale of the Abciximab Intracoronary versus intravenously Drug Application in ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction (AIDA STEMI) trial.

BACKGROUND Intravenous abciximab reduces major adverse cardiac events in patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) undergoing primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). Intracoronary abciximab bolus application during PCI results in high local drug concentration, improved perfusion, reduction of infarct size, and less microvascular… CONTINUE READING