Relation of local platelet glycoprotein IIb/IIIa independent activation during coronary angioplasty in acute myocardial infarction to recovery of left ventricular function.

Abstract

We assessed glycoprotein (GP) IIb/IIIa independent platelet activation in coronary sinus and peripheral blood from patients who underwent angioplasty for acute myocardial infarction and stable angina. Despite complete blockade of the activated GP IIb/IIIa receptor with abciximab in patients with acute myocardial infarction, unsuppressed local GP IIb/IIIa… (More)

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