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Document type:
Comparative Study; Journal Article; Multicenter Study; Randomized Controlled Trial; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Article 
Author(s):
Kastrati, A; Neumann, FJ; Mehilli, J; Byrne, RA; Iijima, R; Büttner, HJ; Khattab, AA; Schulz, S; Blankenship, JC; Pache, J; Minners, J; Seyfarth, M; Graf, I; Skelding, KA; Dirschinger, J; Richardt, G; Berger, PB; Schömig, A 
Title:
Bivalirudin versus unfractionated heparin during percutaneous coronary intervention. 
Abstract:
BACKGROUND: Whether bivalirudin is superior to unfractionated heparin in patients with stable or unstable angina who undergo percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) after pretreatment with clopidogrel is unknown. METHODS: We enrolled 4570 patients with stable or unstable angina (with normal levels of troponin T and creatine kinase MB) who were undergoing PCI after pretreatment with a 600-mg dose of clopidogrel at least 2 hours before the procedure; 2289 patients were randomly assigned in a dou...    »
 
Journal title abbreviation:
N Engl J Med 
Year:
2008 
Journal volume:
359 
Journal issue:
Pages contribution:
688-96 
Language:
eng 
Fulltext / DOI:
Print-ISSN:
0028-4793 
TUM Institution:
I. Medizinische Klinik und Poliklinik (Kardiologie); Institut für Medizinische Statistik und Epidemiologie