Plasma levels of C-reactive protein after coronary stent implantation.

  title={Plasma levels of C-reactive protein after coronary stent implantation.},
  author={Michael Gottsauner-Wolf and G Zasmeta and Stefan Hornykewycz and Mariam Nikfardjam and Elena Stepan and Paul Wexberg and Gerlinde Zorn and Dietmar Glogar and Peter Probst and Gerald Maurer and Kurt Huber},
  journal={European heart journal},
  volume={21 14},
AIMS This study was designed to investigate the role of inflammation on the occurrence of angiographic restenosis 6 months after coronary stent implantation and the influence of different kinds of antithrombotic and antiplatelet strategies on inflammation. METHODS AND RESULTS In an open randomized trial, 40 consecutive patients were treated with aspirin (100 mg. day(-1)) and either ticlopidine (2x250 mg. day(-1)) (n=17), or phenprocoumon (INR 2.0-3.0) and dipyridamole (3x160 mg. day(-1)) (n… CONTINUE READING
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