Study: Drug given during PCI lowers bleeding risk

10/18/2011 | MedPage Today (free registration)

A trial of more than 8,000 patients led by New York University School of Medicine researchers found bivalirudin administered during PCI saw a decreased bleeding risk compared with the use of heparin or heparin combined with glycoprotein IIb-IIIa inhibitors. Researchers also found no increase in thrombotic or ischemic issues in the 12 months following PCI where bivalirudin was used. The results were published in the journal Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions.

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