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Anticoagulation in PCI

Mikkel M Schoos, Giuseppe De Luca, George D Dangas, Peter Clemmensen, Girma Minalu Ayele, Roxana Mehran, Gregg W Stone
AIMS: In the HORIZONS-AMI trial, bivalirudin compared to unfractionated heparin (UFH) plus a glycoprotein IIb/IIIa inhibitor (GPI) improved net clinical outcomes in patients undergoing primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) at the cost of an increased rate of acute stent thrombosis. We sought to examine whether these effects are dependent on time to treatment. METHODS AND RESULTS: The interaction between anticoagulation regimen and symptom onset to first balloon inflation time (SBT) on the 30-day and three-year rates of major adverse cardiac events (MACE) was examined in 3,199 randomised patients according to SBT ≤3 hours versus >3 hours...
October 20, 2016: EuroIntervention
Javier A Valle, Laura Graham, Aerin DeRussy, Kamal Itani, Mary T Hawn, Thomas M Maddox
BACKGROUND: Triple therapy, or the use of anticoagulants with dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT), is often used to protect against ischemic events in post-percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) patients with indications for anticoagulation, but is associated with increased bleeding. As both ischemic and bleeding risks increase in the perioperative period, the impact of triple therapy may be especially pronounced in patients undergoing surgery. Outcomes in this population are currently unknown...
October 12, 2016: World Journal of Surgery
Francesco Pelliccia, Fabiana Rollini, Giuseppe Marazzi, Cesare Greco, Carlo Gaudio, Dominick J Angiolillo, Giuseppe Rosano
The combination of AF and coronary artery disease not only is a common clinical setting, it is also a complex setting to deal with anticoagulation and antiplatelet therapy, and it is associated with significantly higher mortality rates. Unfortunately, there are no sufficient data available to optimally guide clinical practice in such settings. This review focuses specifically on newer oral anticoagulants (NOACs) associated with dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) in patients with coronary artery disease undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI)...
October 3, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
Arman Qamar, Deepak L Bhatt
Thrombotic events such as myocardial infarction or stent thrombosis are the major cause of adverse outcomes in patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). While current antiplatelet agents, anticoagulants, and PCI techniques have reduced the risk of thrombotic events in PCI-treated patients, a considerable hazard still remains. Cangrelor is an intravenous P2Y12 receptor antagonist that provides a rapid onset and maximal platelet inhibition, which is quickly reversible. In the large-scale CHAMPION PHOENIX trial, cangrelor was shown to reduce ischemic events significantly, including myocardial infarction and stent thrombosis, without increasing the risk of severe bleeding across the full spectrum of patients undergoing PCI, with substantial benefits in all patient subgroups examined...
September 27, 2016: American Journal of Cardiovascular Drugs: Drugs, Devices, and Other Interventions
Steven Sra, Mary K Tan, Shamir R Mehta, Harold N Fisher, Jean-Pierre Déry, Robert C Welsh, Mark J Eisenberg, Christopher B Overgaard, Barry F Rose, Anthony J Della Siega, Asim N Cheema, Brian Y L Wong, Mark A Henderson, Sohrab Lutchmedial, Shahar Lavi, Shaun G Goodman, Andrew T Yan
BACKGROUND: Since the introduction of newer, more potent P2Y12 receptor inhibitors (P2Y12ris), practice patterns and associated clinical outcomes in patients with myocardial infarction (MI) undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) and also requiring oral anticoagulation (OAC) have not been fully characterized. METHODS: The Canadian Observational Antiplatelet Study was a prospective, multicenter, longitudinal, observational study (26 hospitals, December 2011 to May 2013) describing P2Y12ri treatment patterns and outcomes in patients with ST-elevation and non-ST-elevation MI undergoing PCI...
October 2016: American Heart Journal
Nileshkumar J Patel, Dhaval Pau, Nikhil Nalluri, Parth Bhatt, Badal Thakkar, Ritesh Kanotra, Kanishk Agnihotri, Nitesh Ainani, Nilay Patel, Nish Patel, Sapna Shah, Sabeeda Kadavath, Shilpkumar Arora, Azfar Sheikh, Apurva O Badheka, James Lafferty, Carlos Alfonso, Mauricio Cohen
Since the introduction of new antiplatelet and anticoagulant agents in the last decade, large-scale data studying gastrointestinal bleeding (GIB) in patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) are lacking. Using the Nationwide Inpatient Sample, we identified all hospitalizations from 2006 to 2012 that required PCI. Temporal trends in the incidence and multivariate predictors of GIB associated with PCI were analyzed. A total of 4,376,950 patients underwent PCI in the United States during the study period...
October 15, 2016: American Journal of Cardiology
Melanie Hemmrich, Eric D Peterson, Karen Thomitzek, Jeffrey I Weitz
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a major healthcare concern, being associated with an estimated five-fold risk of ischaemic stroke. In patients with AF, anticoagulants reduce stroke risk to a greater extent than acetylsalicylic acid (ASA) or dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) with ASA plus clopidogrel. Non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs) are now a widely-accepted therapeutic option for stroke prevention in non-valvular AF (NVAF). There are particular patient types with NVAF for whom treatment challenges remain, owing to sparse clinical data, their high-risk nature or a need to harmonise anticoagulant and antiplatelet regimens if co-administered...
September 14, 2016: Thrombosis and Haemostasis
Riccardo Cappato, Robert Welsh
The vast clinical research programme for the direct, oral factor Xa inhibitor rivaroxaban has generated a wealth of data since the first rivaroxaban approval in 2008 for the prevention of venous thromboembolism (VTE) in patients undergoing elective hip or knee replacement surgery. While rivaroxaban is widely used across a spectrum of seven indications, there is continuous commitment to investigating its wider benefits in new indications and attempts to refine current evidence. Key data from recently completed randomised controlled trials (RCTs) have shown that rivaroxaban is a feasible anticoagulation option for patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF) undergoing cardioversion or catheter ablation...
September 28, 2016: Thrombosis and Haemostasis
Osmar Antonio Centurión
Bivalirudin, a direct thrombin inhibitor, was developed as an antithrombin agent for patients undergoing percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI) with the hypothesis that it would reduce bleeding complications without compromising the rate of ischemic events compared to heparin plus GP IIb/IIIa inhibitors. Although the cumulative evidence makes a strong argument for the use of bivalirudin rather than heparin plus systematic GP IIb/IIIa inhibitors for the great majority of patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) undergoing PCI, the benefit observed with bivalirudin was achieved because of the major bleeding complications with the use of heparin plus GP IIb/IIIa inhibitors...
2016: Open Cardiovascular Medicine Journal
Christopher P Cannon, Savion Gropper, Deepak L Bhatt, Stephen G Ellis, Takeshi Kimura, Gregory Y H Lip, Ph Gabriel Steg, Jurriën M Ten Berg, Jenny Manassie, Jörg Kreuzer, Jon Blatchford, Joseph M Massaro, Martina Brueckmann, Ernesto Ferreiros Ripoll, Jonas Oldgren, Stefan H Hohnloser
Antithrombotic management of patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) undergoing coronary stenting is complicated by the need for anticoagulant therapy for stroke prevention and dual antiplatelet therapy for prevention of stent thrombosis and coronary events. Triple antithrombotic therapy, typically comprising warfarin, aspirin, and clopidogrel, is associated with a high risk of bleeding. A modest-sized trial of oral anticoagulation with warfarin and clopidogrel without aspirin showed improvements in both bleeding and thrombotic events compared with triple therapy, but large trials are lacking...
August 26, 2016: Clinical Cardiology
Maria Dorobantu, Stefan Bogdan
With the ageing of the general population, clinicians are facing with increased frequency the challenge of administering parenteral anti-coagulation therapy in the elderly, the main indications being venous thromboembolism (VTE), acute coronary syndromes (ACS), atrial fibrillation and bridging therapy. Assessing the risk/benefit ratio is always difficult in this category of patients, because of the higher risk for hemorrhagic events, although in most cases the benefit outweighs the risk, especially in the setting of VTE...
November 1, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
Antonis S Manolis, Georgios Georgiopoulos, Dimitris Stalikas, Spyridon Koulouris
OBJECTIVE: Vascular closure devices (VCDs), such as the Angio-Seal, a three-component hemostatic plug, have greatly facilitated the routine clinical practice in the catheterization laboratory. The manufacturer recommends a local angiogram before Angio-Seal deployment. However, from the outset, we employed a simplified routine of deploying this VCD, i.e. without use of local angiography. METHODS: The Angio-Seal was employed without a preceding femoral arteriogram over 8 years in 2074 consecutive patients, 72% presenting with acute coronary syndromes and subjected to coronary angiography (n=1032) or PCI n=1042) via a transfemoral approach with use of heparin and dual antiplatelet therapy...
July 2016: Indian Heart Journal
Mariusz Kowalewski, Piotr Suwalski, Giuseppe Maria Raffa, Artur Słomka, Magdalena Ewa Kowalkowska, Krzysztof Aleksander Szwed, Alina Borkowska, Janusz Kowalewski, Pietro Giorgio Malvindi, Anetta Undas, Jerzy Windyga, Wojciech Pawliszak, Lech Anisimowicz, Thierry Carrel, Domenico Paparella, Gregory Y H Lip
OBJECTIVES: To assess safety and effectiveness of different periprocedural antithrombotic strategies in patients receiving long-term oral anticoagulation and undergoing coronary angiography with or without percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). METHODS: Studies comparing uninterrupted oral anticoagulation (UAC) with vit. K antagonists vs interrupted oral anticoagulation (IAC) with or without bridging anticoagulation before coronary procedures were eligible for inclusion in the current meta-analysis...
November 15, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
Matthew W Sherwood, Derek D Cyr, W Schuyler Jones, Richard C Becker, Scott D Berkowitz, Jeffrey B Washam, Günter Breithardt, Keith A A Fox, Jonathan L Halperin, Graeme J Hankey, Daniel E Singer, Jonathan P Piccini, Christopher C Nessel, Kenneth W Mahaffey, Manesh R Patel
OBJECTIVES: The authors assessed the use of dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) and outcomes in patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) during the ROCKET AF (Rivaroxaban Once Daily Oral Direct Factor Xa Inhibition Compared with Vitamin K Antagonism for Prevention of Stroke and Embolism Trial in Atrial Fibrillation). BACKGROUND: The frequency, patterns, and outcomes when adding DAPT to non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants in the setting of PCI in patients with AF are largely unknown...
August 22, 2016: JACC. Cardiovascular Interventions
Birgit Vogel, Roxana Mehran
The impact of arterial hypertension, one of the most common comorbidities in CAD patients, on bleeding risk after PCI must not be underestimated. More rigorous control of blood pressure during PCI procedure, radial artery access and alternative anticoagulant strategy may be considered in these patients. Further investigation in a more contemporary setting of PCI procedure is warranted.
August 2016: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
Paolo Emilio Puddu, Loredana Iannetta, Attilio Placanica, Domenico Cuturello, Michele Schiariti, Olivia Manfrini
The role played by glycoprotein (GP) IIb/IIIa inhibitors (GPI) has continuously evolved until the most recent Guidelines whereby they were stepped down from class I to class II recommendation for treating acute coronary syndromes (ACS). GPI compete with a wider use of ADP inhibitors and novel anticoagulant drugs although GPI use has greatly narrowed. However, GPI may still have a role. Several criteria were proposed to define post-PCI anemia which is strictly related to bleeding and transfusion. In ACS, it should be important to define anemia in comparative terms versus baseline levels: ≥ 15% of red blood cell decrease should be a practical cut-off value...
November 1, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
Konstantinos C Koskinas, Lorenz Räber, Thomas Zanchin, Thomas Pilgrim, Stefan Stortecky, Lukas Hunziker, Stefan Blöchlinger, Michael Billinger, Fabienne Gartwyl, Christina Moro, Aris Moschovitis, Peter Jüni, Dik Heg, Stephan Windecker
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to compare clinical outcomes in relation to the duration of triple antithrombotic therapy (TAT) among patients with indications for oral anticoagulation undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). BACKGROUND: TAT is recommended for patients undergoing PCI with a firm indication for oral anticoagulation. Duration of TAT may influence outcomes, but the optimal period of TAT remains uncertain. METHODS: Between 2009 and 2013, 8,772 consecutive patients undergoing PCI for stable coronary artery disease or acute coronary syndrome were prospectively included in the Bern PCI Registry (NCT02241291)...
July 25, 2016: JACC. Cardiovascular Interventions
Lu Gao, Zhenhua Cao, Hong Zhang
BACKGROUND No/slow reflow gives rise to serious complications in STEMI patients undergoing PCI, and can lead to worse outcomes. Several measures are used to prevent no/slow reflow, including thrombus removal processes and intensive use of anticoagulant agents. Our study was designed to evaluate the efficacy and safety of thrombectomy and intracoronary administration of GPIIb/IIIa inhibitors in STEMI patients undergoing PPCI. MATERIAL AND METHODS We randomly assigned 240 STEMI patients into 3 groups. Before PPCI, patients in group A received thrombectomy and intracoronary administration of tirofiban...
2016: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
Austin A Robinson, Amit Jain, Mark Gentry, Robert L McNamara
BACKGROUND: Left ventricular (LV) thrombus formation following myocardial infarction (MI) has not been well characterized since the advent of primary percutaneous coronary intervention (pPCI). Ascertainment of the utility of prophylactic anticoagulation is hindered by the lack of reliable information on its modern incidence. We sought to provide an estimate of the rate of LV thrombus formation in patients treated with pPCI for ST segment elevation MI (STEMI) by means of a systematic review and meta-analysis...
October 15, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
Mohan Palla, Alexandros Briasoulis, Ashok Kondur
BACKGROUND: In patients on oral anticoagulation (OAC), dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) is often indicated after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). AREAS OF UNCERTAINTY: We sought to investigate the effects of triple antithrombotic therapy (TT) versus dual therapy (DT) with OAC and clopidogrel on all-cause mortality, cardiovascular death, major bleeding, myocardial infarction (MI), stroke, and stent thrombosis. DATA SOURCES: We systematically searched on MEDLINE, EMBASE, and CENTRAL for randomized controlled or cohort studies, which investigated the comparative effects of TT versus DT...
June 23, 2016: American Journal of Therapeutics
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