Pre-treatment with clopidogrel and postprocedure troponin elevation after elective percutaneous coronary intervention.

@article{Nienhuis2006PretreatmentWC,
  title={Pre-treatment with clopidogrel and postprocedure troponin elevation after elective percutaneous coronary intervention.},
  author={Mark B Nienhuis and Jan Paul Ottervanger and Kor Miedema and Harry Suryapranata and Menko-Jan de Boer and J. H. E. Dambrink and Jan C. A. Hoorntje and Arnoud W J van 't Hof and Marcel Gosselink and Felix Zijlstra},
  journal={Thrombosis and haemostasis},
  year={2006},
  volume={95 2},
  pages={337-40}
}
Elevated troponin after elective percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) has been associated with a worse prognosis. Pretreatment with clopidogrel may be beneficial in patients undergoing PCI. Therefore, a prospective observational study was conducted to address the potential role of clopidogrel in reducing troponin release after elective PCI. TroponinT was measured 12 hours after elective PCI in 656 patients without elevated troponin before PCI. To assess the independent association between… CONTINUE READING